This week our Queen’s Junior Academy students visited the Medical Biology Center at Queen’s University for an introduction to Medicine & Life Sciences. They had a great time being show around and learning more about what study at Queen’s could look like.
Through Learning for Life and Work, Year 8 and 9 pupils had the opportunity to watch a drama followed by a Q and A session. This event was delivered by The Smashed Project. The event was based on the dangers of alcohol and the potential legal consequences of getting a criminal record through the anti-social use of alcohol. At the end of the event the PSNI re-enforced the message. Our pupils were a credit to themselves and our school and the visitors were superb! #aspiretosucceed #learningwithoutlimits#theglengormleyway
The Science Department was delighted to accept an invitation from Ashgrove Primary School to take part in their Science Week. Miss Dowds, Mr Gault and three Ashgrove past pupils, Lucie, Dylan and Callum who acted as glamourous assistants attended the school. Two P6 classes had the chance to make Lava Lamps and launch Mini Rockets some which went higher than the building.
Year 12 students were out doing a fieldwork river study. They were investigating changes in the Colin River. It was fun day out and our pupils were a credit to the school. See if you can spot any famous faces!
- Social Mobility Business Partnership (Year 13 Students). This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to get 5 days work insight with some of our leading employers (BT, Herbert Smith Freehills, PwC and UTV) and resilience training at Ulster Rugby. Food and Travel Provided. Those successfully selected will also receive ongoing online support from industry experts after they have participated on the programme. Students can attend sessions across the city (25 March – 4 April) that will give them extra information and support with making an application to the SMBP and some tips on preforming well at interview if selected. They can also apply online without attending (all in link).
- Hospitality Easter Programme (Year 12) and Summer Hospitality Programme (Year 10). Students will get the opportunity to (i) work in different roles in some of Belfast’s prestigious hotels, (ii) eat meals in some of the city’s new restaurants, learn Barrista and Mocktail making skills and (iv) meet people who work in industry and get career pathway advice. They will learn about the wide range of job opportunities in this fast growing sector in our city. Food and Travel provided. Students/parents can attend sessions across the city (25 March – 4 April). At this session they will have the opportunity to find out more about the programme on offer, opportunities in the hospitality sector and also they will be shortlisted or selected to participate in the programme.
- Employment Academies – support finding employment (for everyone – if you could please share with parents). Anyone (especially parents/guardians can come along to find out about the range of academies in place to help people secure employment, or start their own business.
You can find out about the events that are happening and these opportunities by going to http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events/Event-103287.aspx. If you can please share this link on your Social Media that would be great. Anyone planning to attend these events should register online at this link. Spaces will be restricted so those planning to attend should register asap.
The results are in for our BTEC A Level IT Unit 2, this was a 10 hour database exam and our students have performed brilliantly. The ICT department are so proud of their students! We are looking forward to lots of A’s next summer and will continue to have fun while we get there. Well done to the ICT students and teachers.
30 Glengormley High students visited Poland at the end of February. The first day consisted of a walking tour of the city of Krakow – including the Old Town Square, the former Jewish Ghetto and Wawel Hill and Castle. The students heard how Krakow has developed as a city with a focus on the historical context of the treatment of the Polish Jews under the Nazi regime. This was further explored with a visit to the Schindler Museum.
Saturday consisted of a trip to the extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau where the students were informed of the extent and nature of the Holocaust. The students were able to relax that evening with a quiz courtesy of Mrs Kerr and Miss Dowds. We visited the Salt mine on Sunday. It features an underground lake, a chapel and various exhibits on the history of salt mining in the region.