Mrs O’Neill’s Year 14 History class attending a talk at Belfast High School given by Historian and author Timothy Bowman. An excellent morning was had by all and plenty of examination content was covered.
We were delighted to welcome Dr. Jonathan Mattison to school recently. He spoke to our Year 14 History students about the issue of Home Rule and the nature of the opposition to it in Ulster. It was a very interactive discussion that covered a significant part of their current modules.
1968: a Missed Opportunity workshop – Ulster Museum April 18th
Year 11 History students took part in a conference exploring the foundation of the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland. They had the opportunity to engage with other schools in lectures, activities and a newly refurbished Troubles gallery tour.
After lunch, they listened to the perspectives of Anne Devlin (a former Peoples’ Democracy activist) and Nelson McCausland (DUP) and were able to ask the panel questions regarding their experiences.
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.
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!
This morning in assembly we celebrated with AVP Mr McNabb our young people who completed a Young Enterprise Personal Economics Programme.
In completing the programme they thought about future careers, explored interview techniques, spending habits, banking trends, money protection and managing credit and debt.
Well done to everyone who completed the programme and thanks to Mr Coey for facilitating this opportunity.
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.
Over the next few weeks coming up to the GCSE exams our dedicated teaching staff are running revision classes after school for learners. During these sessions staff will answer questions, cover sections of the course that learners are struggling with and give revision advice.
These classes are meant to top up your learning in the classroom and your revision at home.
For help revising use resources such as:
ATTENTION Year 13/14 students currently considering or applying to university – and especially those who want to explore opportunities to study or work abroad as part of their university experience. Students can register using the link below.
Ulster University would like to invite parents and guardians of Year 12 and 13 students to our Parents’ Information Event. Students are welcome to attend.
Saturday, 14th April
9.30am – 1.00pm
This event will provide an excellent opportunity for you to find out about:
- Course options
- The UCAS application process
- Employability of Ulster graduates
- Student finance
To register and to find out more