Stand By Me visit Adrenaline

Johnny Farrell from Stand by Me came to SU today to talk about their work with young people from very poor countries. This made us appreciate everything we have and think about those who have very little. Johnny will be back at SU next week – All staff and pupils are welcome to come. There will be some challenges and prizes!

World Aids Day 2018 Activities

As part of Learning for Life and Work, our students were doing an HIV/AIDs awareness day to correspond with World AIDs Day (1st December).  In Geography they were mapping out countries with the highest incidence of AIDs, in Maths they were analysing AIDs data, in Science they were looking at the biology of a virus, in English they were looking at how the media portrayed  AIDs and many other activities were going on across the school.  We had a display outside the school with 36 red balloons, each representing one million people affected with HIV/AIDs.

Year 10 Pupils attend final of Queen’s Poster Competition

On Monday three of our Year 10 pupils attended the finals of the Shared Understanding Partnerships Initiative poster competition at Queens University. This is run in conjunction with the Newtownabbey Learning Community and Queens University. Well done for winning through to the finals and to all our entries. Special congratulations to Lewis who attained third place in the Research category.
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Give them a Minute and they Win it

This week is Scripture Union’s ( Shine week. A team visited school and held “Minute to Win It competitions” at lunchtime. Everyone had a great time and some even discovered hidden talents.
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Year 11 Anti-Social Behaviour Seminar

Today Year 11 boys were at an anti-social behaviour seminar organised by the Police&Community Safety partnership. It was based on a drama that used a lot of humour to highlight serious issues facing our young people today. It was a super event that had all of our pupils engaged and they thoroughly enjoyed the Q and A session.


Year 11 Visit Queen’s for Chemistry at Work

On Tuesday, Year 11 Double Award Science pupils participated in the Chemistry at Work event at Queens university, Belfast, alongside many other schools in Northern Ireland. The purpose of this event was to highlight the importance of Chemistry in the workplace and to make pupils aware of the many career options available by studying Chemistry both at GCSE and A-Level.

Public Speaking Contest

Last night Freya and Tanisha from Year 13 participated in the speaking contest for the Soroptimist International Organisation. Both girls did amazingly well and were awarded with a gift and a certificate from the regional president of NI. Freya just missed out winning, however, the president of Soroptomist NI who was present spoke to our students out after the presentations and said how inspiring, gifted and engaging they both were.

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