Students and Staff Set to Embark on Thirty-Six Hour Fundraising Marathon

To view this press release as a PDF, click here.

On Tuesday 18th July and Wednesday 19th July 2017, students and staff at The Bishop of Llandaff Church-in-Wales High School will join forces to put on the biggest fundraising event in the school’s history. The two main events are a live radio show for thirty-six hours, and Sophie’s Tea Trek, a challenge for Sophie Lewis, a student in year 12, to visit thirty-six coffee shops and cafés, to consume thirty-six cups of tea within the thirty-six hours of the event!

The event is primarily raising funds for three charities which work with children and young people who have a hidden difficulty, such as a continence problem, struggling to be accepted because of their sexuality or gender, and having difficulty with their mental health. The three main charities are ERIC, Mind, and Stonewall Cymru. ERIC is the Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity, helping the one in twelve children and young people in the UK who suffer from a bladder or bowel problem. Mind is the mental health charity, providing advice and support to the one in four of us who will experience a mental health problem every year. Stonewall Cymru’s mission is to achieve legal equality and social justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Wales, including eradicating homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in schools, because nearly half of LGBT pupils (45 per cent) – including 64 per cent of trans pupils – are bullied for being LGBT in Britain’s schools. More information, and a full list of causes, can be found here.

SeB Cheer, year 13 student and event manager, said, “I enjoy a good challenge. Setting up the school’s radio station in September was a challenge, but it’s been so much fun and opened quite a few doors for quite a few people who volunteer on the team. It’s a great platform to use to run this event.

“I’ve loved my seven years in this school, and this will hopefully be a great way to go out with a bang!”

Revd. Gareth Rayner-Williams, assistant headteacher, added, “’Faith, hope and charity’ are reckoned, by St. Paul, to be the only lasting virtues but ‘charity’, Paul said, is the greatest of all three. So what better way to deepen our lives than to spend 36 hours together focusing on raising money for charitable causes and having fun along the way?!

“Join in – it’s going to be great!”

Sophie Lewis, year 12 student, said of her tea-drinking trek, “I love a variety of teas, and I want to broaden my horizons in the tea world, so I’m hoping I’ll find some really interesting flavours and blends!

“I also think that doing good for charities is really important, so this challenge is a great combination of the two.”

The thirty-six-hour live broadcast will begin at 8am on Tuesday 18th July 2017 and end at 8pm on Wednesday 19th July 2017, and you will be able to listen to it at


You can keep up with an Instagram Story of Sophie’s Tea Trek: follow @SophiesTeaTrek on Instagram.


You will be able to donate online here.


You can get in touch at any time during the event via Twitter, using @BOLHS_Radio and #BOLFundraising36, or by emailing

#BOLEisteddfod17 Multimedia Coverage: details.

The stage is set. The acts are rehearsed. There is nothing more the house teams can do. #BOLEisteddfod17 is about to begin.

You can keep up by listening live on BOL Radio from 8am-3.30pm. We’ll be broadcasting live from our mobile studio in the sports hall!

You can also keep up on Twitter, by following us @BOLHS_Radio and using #BOLEisteddfod17. You can get in touch at any time via Twitter, or email us on

Born This Way: Rainbow Education

February is when the UK marks LGBT+ History Month. We’ve produced a documentary film, Born This Way: Rainbow Education.

Marking LGBT+ History Month 2017, SeB Cheer investigates life as an LGBT+ young person. He interviews a variety of LGBT+ people on their experiences in school and at home, as well as life in general. He answers questions about heteronormativity, and about what schools can do to make sure that they’re inclusive and welcoming for LGBT+ young people.

Get in touch with us – leave a comment below, email us on or Tweet us @BOLHS_Radio using #BOLLGBT.

Full Credits:

Producer: SeB Cheer

Additional Camera/Music: Ioan Pettit

Interviewees: Declan Flynn, Delia Stan, Owen Towndrow, Rob Lewis, Fraser Smith-Jaynes, Ryan Thomas, Rev. G. Rayner-Williams, Alys Williams.

BOL Radio Update Special Programme: US Election 2016

In a few days, the free world will have a new leader at its helm….former millionaire businessman Donald Trump.

So how did we get to this point? How is someone with no previous political or military experience about to get sworn in as the next President of the United States of America?

Watch the ceremony live on BBC One and the BBC News Channel this Friday from 4pm, and stay tuned and follow us on Twitter for updates in the lead up to the inauguration of the soon-to-be President Donald Trump.


We’re pleased to announce that Santa’s little BOL Radio helpers have been working tirelessly to prepare a varied programme of delectable delights for you to treat your ears to over the Christmas holidays!

We’ll be broadcasting from 6am to 11pm every day, bringing you Christmas music playlists perfect for any party, or as the backing to a baking session, or just for a jam in your bedroom!

We’ve also recorded some exclusive Christmas content that you’ll only hear if you tune in on one of the Sundays or Mondays during the Christmas holidays, when everything will be played twice per day…

Our exclusive Christmas content will be broadcast on 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th December as well as 1st and 2nd January.

On the Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we’re replaying all of the content from the penultimate week of term, due to some problems last week with the #BOLWeekends content.

On the Fridays and Saturdays, including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, we’ll be replaying all of the content from the past week, including our live outside broadcast from the school’s Christmas fayre…

Don’t forget that you can get in touch! You can Tweet us @BOLHS_Radio, using the hashtag #BOLChristmas. You can also send us an email on Click here to listen to BOL Radio!

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year: we’ll be back live in 2017!!

BOL Radio Live Sessions: We’ll Talk About It Later

In October, we were joined by We’ll Talk About It Later, a brilliant band from our Sixth Form. What followed was a brilliant live session!
The band performed four songs in total: two were regular covers, one was their ‘wild card’ track and they agreed to perform an encore, after [not that] much persuasion from the live audience!
Listen Live at :

3 Days to Go until #BOLRadioLaunch!

Earlier this week, our studio was installed into the Marion Centre, which means we’re ready for our launch show on Monday morning.

We can also exclusively reveal that the launch celebrations will continue throughout the day, with an interview from Jamie Owen, BBC Wales Radio & TV presenter, taking place during break-time!

Click here for a press release.


The Bishop of Llandaff Church-in-Wales High School took over Cardiff’s International Athletics Stadium on Friday 8th July, for the annual School Sports Day!

Our photographer Jack was out and about, taking as many photos as possible throughout the day!

There were some people whose performances were even more special than the rest. Four school records were broken throughout the course of the day!

Records broken

Of course, only one house can win, and this year – for the second consecutive year – it was St. Paul who were successful:

Final Scores

#BoLEisteddfod2016: OFFICIAL Photo Gallery!

Here are the OFFICIAL photographs from the Bishop of Llandaff’s 2016 School Eisteddfod! Click on an image to see it enlarged.


Photography: Jack, Year 10

Editing: Jon Plimmer

Captions: SeB, Year 12

Watch the OFFICIAL staff dance video here (also courtesy of Jon Plimmer!):