Mrs McDermott’s class investigated the relationship between the circumference and diameter of circles. They measured the circumference and found if they divided it by the diameter the answer was always around 3. A few pupils managed to get 3.14 – the exact value of Pi, the number we were trying to discover!
The Gideons Organisation came into school this morning to speak to all Year 8 pupils. They told them all about their work and gave all pupils a New Testament Bible.
Last week our young scientists made their own Lava Lamps and this week carved pumpkins and used a chemical reaction to make them ooze.
On Thursday the 25th of October we held our annual Presentation of Awards. This year the ceremony was held in The Theatre at the Mill and our guest speaker was Ross Wilson. Ross is a former pupil of the school, an internationally acclaimed artist, one of our school houses is named in his honour. Altogether it was very enjoyable evening as we celebrated the greatest asset of Glengormley High School our wonderful pupils.
Congratulations to all those who received awards and many thanks to Ross Wilson for his speech and distributing the awards. Here are some of the photos taken during the event – look for some familiar faces.
On Wednesday we held the first of our Inter-house competitions. Pupils competed in house teams in a table quiz. Thanks for all the hard work from our Senior School Council who worked hard to support the event.
We held a special celebration on Thursday to say thank-you to Mrs Sharon Coleman. Sharon has been a Lunchtime Supervisor in Glengormley High School since June 1999. Thanks for all your work over the years.
Well that’s a wrap! Have a great holiday and if you have an exam in November do some revision. We start back on Monday the 5th of November to a week 1 timetable. Keep safe and relax – we all will!
Our year 10 QUB Academy Students attended the first of their taster days. Today we learnt about the world of robotics and even designed our own robotic arm!
Well done to Molly, Rihanna, Dylan, Mark and Madison who were one of the first groups to have their robot functioning.
Thank you to QUB for running this event
Year 8 spent some form time this week carving pumpkins. A competition was then held to see who had the best pumpkin.
Miss Shearer’s Year 8 are reading Roald Dahl’s autobiography ‘Boy’ as their class novel. It’s clear Roald Dahl had a very sweet tooth as a child, and his experiences with sweets and chocolate as a young boy gave him the inspiration to write his best-selling novel ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. As part of our study of the novel, our class decided to take on the challenge of designing a brand new type of sweet or candy bar! We started by conducting a taste test with the old fashioned sweets Roald Dahl mentions in his book, then we went on to design our posters and find effective vocabulary to describe how our sweets might taste!
Our class worked really hard on their designs, and we came up with some absolutely scrumdiddlyumptious ideas! Congratulations to our three winners!
1st Place – Tyler Nicholl
2nd Place – Sarah Cowan
3rd Place – Luci Hume
Honourable Mention – Aliyah Monthe