Over this year a number of our pupils from Years 8 to 10 received reading support from our Classroom Assistants as part of the Accelerated Readers Programme. To recognise their effort, commitment and improvement we held a Graduation Breakfast in the library this morning. The pupils were also presented with a Certificate of Achievement. Well done to everyone involved!
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Glengormley High School pupils raised an amazing £722.90 for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children by engaging in its ‘ReadOn 2018’ programme. The pupils challenged themselves to read as many books as possible within a seven day period and collected sponsorship from family and friends.
As well as raising money for a wonderful charity, the initiative encouraged the pupils to read more than they normally would on a daily basis. Everyone loved getting involved and the charity were thrilled with the total raised.
Here’s what some of the ReadOn participants had to say:
Abbi Dickson Year 8
“I really enjoyed taking part in ReadOn to as the aim was to raise as much money as possible for the charity. The challenge was really important as some of the money raised will go to Daisy Lodge, a place where families can spend time together. I think that ReadOn should take place in every school.”
Jack Millar Year 8
“ReadOn is important as we raised a lot of money for charity. It is good to know that the money is going to help children with cancer.”
The following students have been selected to have their self-composed poems published for Young Writers ‘The Poetry Games’:
• Emma Milligan
• Louise Magee
• Tate McFadden
• Sarah Ali
• Rebecca Todd
• Laura O’Mullan
• Katie Sharpe
• Ella McCurry
• Jenna Watters
• Riley Lucas
• Rachel Adair
• Carys Arthur
• Jenna Wilde
• Emily McCafferty
• Katie-Lee Carson
• Cory Boyland
• Amy Blair
• Chloe Johnston
Well done to our winners, Dylan Black, Maddison Stewart and Kaitlyn Hamilton who researched and created projects on Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte. Their projects were full of excellent information and presented beautifully!
Students viewed a live performance of ‘Macbeth’. Commedia of Errors Theatre Company, who have been performing at The Lyric Theatre, came and provided an excellent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. GCSE students got to work with one of the actors on developing analytical skills on iambic pentameter.
Resitting Unit 1 Tuesday 9th January? Have no fear, there will be a revision session held, Monday 8th January. Morning session, 9:30am and afternoon session 12:30pm. Please see Mrs Fox for further information or we will see you Monday 8th January 2018.