Year 14 Holocaust Ambassadors attend Reception

Holocaust Ambassador Reception

Two of our Year 14 students – Natalie Montgomery and Erin English – participated in a province-wide trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau with the Holocaust Educational Trust last year.  They trained successfully to become Holocaust Ambassadors for the Trust.  The girls attended a reception recently in Stormont where they listened to a talk from Walter Kammerling, a Holocaust Survivor.  Erin and Natalie will be leading assemblies this January to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th of that month.  They will also be attending Open Night and will be available to discuss their experiences of their visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau with visiting parents and primary students. 


Year 8 Discover Robotics

On Friday the 1st of December our Year 8 had the opportunity to take part in the IT Discover Robotics workshop delivered by Sentinus. The Year 8 pupils had great fun programming their robotic cars. Many thanks to Pat Jamison from Sentinus for such an enyoyable day.


At school we are just about to launch our own Lego Mindstorms Robotics Club – The GHS Roboteers – so if you are in Year 8 come along on Wednesday after school to 1F for more information.

RAF Fun in Flight Roadshow

On Monday 27th November 2017 all year 10 pupils took part in a visit from the RAF STEM Roadshow. The roadshow was devised in response to the Governments acknowledgement that there is a shortfall of ‘home grown’ scientists and engineers.

‘Fun with Flight’ was a 50 minute jet fuelled presentation exploring the physics of flying. Students discovered how the physics they use in the class room is an integral part of the work that engineers undertake in the RAF and other engineering organisations.

Drones, balloons, airships and even jet engines were all used in draw dropping experiments.

Year 14 Geography Field Trip to Magilligan October 2017

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The Year 14 Geography students visited Magilligan Field Centre on Thursday 26th October as part of their Independent Field Investigation. The pupils carried out a river study on the Curly Burn River. They measured different variables including the infiltration rate, river discharge and relief. They also collected soil samples. These results will then be used to present their data and to write up their findings as part of their coursework.  All pupils thoroughly enjoyed applying their knowledge from the classroom out into the field.