10 pupils from Year 10 just successfully completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition. These pupils headed off early on Saturday morning and navigated their way around Ballypatrick Forest before heading to Watertop Open Farm to camp. At the farm they had the opportunity to see rabbits, puppies, a llama and more. The pupils cooked their own food for the evening, particularly popular were super noodles and beans. On the Sunday they headed off again after a good night’s sleep to complete their journey, visiting a vanishing lake along the way. All pupils performed exemplarily throughout the weekend and can now look forward to their qualifying expedition along the north coast in June.
Congratulations to Ella Cassells for winning a Bronze medal yesterday with a throw of 7.83m in the NEBSSA Athletics Finals.
Our other 4 athletics also acquitted themselves well, competing in very difficult weather conditions; Steven Crumlin (Year 8) 4th in Shot, Ellie Redfern (Year 8) 6th in Long Jump, Katie Scott (Year 11) 5th in Discus and Timothy Rea (Y9) 6th in Shot.
Today the Year 12 BTEC Sports Studies classes participated in a practical assessment for their Outdoor Activities Unit. They demonstrated a wide range of skills in rock climbing and had lots of fun in doing so. The PE department would like to thank the team from Pathway Activities for bringing in their climbing wall.
Congratulations to Daina Cardwell on her recent First place in the Ulster Freestyle Wrestling Championship. There really is no stopping this girl!.
On Saturday 9 Year 10 pupils completed their first hike as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. These pupils are working towards their Bronze Award and on Saturday got the chance to put what they have learnt in school into practice. The group navigated their way around Black Mountain, where they enjoyed some great views over Belfast, then had lunch at the bottom of Divis where they made themselves some hot chocolate before climbing to the summit. The weather was fantastic and everyone enjoyed themselves, we are now looking forward to and overnight hike in Ballypatrick Forest in 2 weeks.
Fresh from his victory in Belfast here comes the Jackal again. This time his challenger is Glengormley High! What will happen when Carl comes home to his old school? Let’s hope he returned all his library books and doesn’t owe anybody homework!
This year’s BBC Northern Ireland Super Assembly is being streamed live from the Assembly Hall at 2.00pm on Thursday the 26th of April.
Will you be lucky enough to get a VIP ticket? Find out tomorrow!
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This week saw the first meeting of the Debating Society. The topic for the debate was “This house believes that Euthanasia should be available for the terminally ill.” Speaking for the pro-choice side were Freya and Sam, opposing were Darrah and Jadon. Well done to everyone involved!
The Debating Society is organised through Learning for Life and Work.
Why not come along an engage in a debate on a relevant issue?
The skills you will develop include:
- Communication and research skills
- Negotiation skills
- Diplomacy skills
- And staying cool under pressure
These are all important skills you help you in Life and Work.
Time – 3.05 – 3.45
Where – 7G
Who – Speak to Mr Coey if interested in coming along.
Congratulations to Aimme-Lee Peachey and Danielle Maxwell who spent the week with the Northern Ireland Under 17 teams competing in the UEFA Womens Under 17’s tournament. The tournament took place at the Riada Tournament in Ballymoney.
The girls played Kosovo on Wenesday – they won 5-1, Aimee-Lee was captain. On Friday they played Luxemburg and won 2-0. The final match was against the Faroe Island team on Sunday morning and team were victorious again – winning 5-0.
Well done to both girls whose determination and hard work has led them to the point where they are preparing for the Under 17’s Euros later in the year.
Congratulations to Jude Molyneaux and Kyle Smith who are the new national champions for their weight classes in the Irish Athletic Boxing Association.
The boys are members of Holy Trinity Boxing club and they and we are extremely proud of them and their acheivements over the last 12 months.
The boys are now Antrim, Ulster and Irish Champions!