On Friday 15th February tensions were high in Maths, Year 8 students were involved in an Izak9 cube competition. The winning group was Jessica, Caroline, Megan and Zara. Well done girls!
On Thursday 14th February Year 13 Science pupils participated in a science festival STEM event at YELO in Carrickfergus. Their task was to build and programme a buggy robot and race it on a racetrack against other teams.
Julie Nelson, Northern Ireland’s most capped international football player came into school for a Question & Answer session with some of our pupils. We heard about the highlights of Julie’s sporting career and the more difficult aspects and sacrifices that had to be made to reach the top level in sport. Thank you to Julie for taking the time to come in and encourage the girls.
What a few weeks for our creative, original and inspiring writers. We have 73 students who have been selected to have their poetry published and will now be eligible to be judged by a panel for a chance to win even bigger prizes. Well done!
Over 100 students’ short stories have been selected for publication out of a huge 24,000 entries from across the country. What an achievement! Parents, please return permission letters for print when they are given out early next week.
Today in English we celebrated some of our star readers. Hot chocolate, cakes and biscuits were enjoyed with the chance to just relax. Congratulations to everyone.
This year three KS3 pupils from our Hearing Support Unit are entering the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) Young Authors and Artists 2018 Competition. We have 2 entries in the ‘Creative Writing’ category, 3 entries in the ‘Visual Art’ category and a secret nomination for the Commercial Connections Cup.
This year the theme is ‘My Time Machine’ where those entering are encouraged to create their own imaginary journey in a time machine based on a time period of their choice. Stephen Corry travelled back to 1912 and the Titanic, Lewis Lennox joined the heady days of 1989 with Porsche and Gameboy and Jordan Coggle became part of Star Wars for a day.