On Thursday the NOMAD team from Youth for Christ were in school working with Year 8. The team set up a portable football cage in the school assembly hall. Pupils worked in groups, developing their football skills and playing football in the cage. The sessions then finished with an RE lesson on prejudice.
During break and lunch we had a drop-in, when other pupils could play football. Everyone really enjoyed the day, a huge thank you to the NOMAD team for coming into and to Glengormley Baptist for helping us to organise the event.
Some of our wonderful pupils participated in the Uplift Performing Arts programme and were fantastic in working alongside children from our local Primary schools in putting on a super show for their audience. Pupils prepared performances in Dancing, Singing, Poetry and much more and really impressed with their fantastic confidence and ability. We’ve definitely some budding stars in the making! Well done to everyone involved for all your hard work!
Year 13 students were put through a rigorous 4 stage recruitment process. Stage 1 started with student’s completing an application form, stage 2 involved sitting an aptitude test, stage 3 evolved into students engaged in group work exercise and the fourth and final stage saw students engaged in a one-to-one interview with industry professionals.
After Easter the winning candidate will be revealed!
The University Roadshow visited our Year 13 students today to showcase up to date information about the wide variety of third level opportunities available to them.
It provided useful information for all students intending to apply to universities in: England, Scotland, Wales, the Republic of Ireland and Europe. This was an opportunity for our students to speak to and gather information from representatives from the 9 Universities that attended.
After a short 20 minute presentation to the students covering all aspects of applying to university which covered the application system UCAS, students then had the opportunity to go around each of the university stands and speak to the exhibiters present about their course of interest.
Year 10 pupils attended a Bring It On event where they met employers from a range of IT industry backgrounds. Hosted by Barra Best, the event enabled pupils to get some key advice on developing a career in the IT industry and the skills and qualifications required.
Our pupils enjoyed some practical IT learning experiences in programming robots and working with 3D animation. As you can see from the pictures the pupils had a fantastic time and gained some valuable advice in planning their future in IT.
Our Year 12 Art classes have been working very hard to produce fantastic artwork for their final pieces. Keep up the fantastic work guys!!
In our annual World Maths Day Quiz, each of our Pastoral Learning Groups put forward a team to compete and our winners were Team Apollo who solved 16 of the 20 Maths problems – the winning team members were Emma Nesbitt, Pyper Clements and Riley Lucas who picked up the trophy for Apollo – well done to all participants!!
World Maths Day Engineering Workshop
As part of our #worldmathsday celebrations in school we were delighted to welcome Rachel and Stephen from Arup, a top engineering firm in Belfast. The engineers provided a workshop, with Year 8 pupils learning about different engineering roles available, what the job entails and they took back in a bridge building competition showing their creativity and structural engineering skills! As you can see from the photos this was a really fun educational experience for our pupils. Well done everyone!!
World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. It is the biggest celebration of its kind and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books. Today, we celebrated World Book Day with our ‘Books and Breakfast’ event. Pupils enjoyed a variety of activities and a group quiz in the school library. Well done to everyone involved.
A group of Year 8 athletes competed in the Belfast District Cross Country Championships today at Ormeau Park.
Kyle Smith & Steven Crumlin finished 4th & 14th respectively & both have now qualified for the Ulster finals at the end of the month.
The boys just missed out on qualifying for the Ulster finals as team; where they finished 5th, but only the top three teams qualified.
Well done to our team:
Kyle Smith, Steven Crumlin, Jude Molyneaux, Jamie Wang, Jacob Moore, Jake Flanaghan, Reece Gilmore, Adam Nelis.
We were the 5th best placed school overall in team competition out of 13 schools which is really impressive.
Other finishing places:
Jacob Moore 37th
Adam Nelis 44th
Jude Molyneaux 48th
Reece Gilmore 74th
Jake Flanaghan 77th
Jamie Wang 78th