Is there a future in electric cars?
On Wednesday the 6th of March year 14 Technology & Design students travelled to the Titanic Quarter in Belfast to take part in a debate involving the future of electric cars replacing the need for diesel/petrol vehicles. Ross Frazer won a prize for outstanding contribution for writing a witty poem for their presentation in which they had to debate the perspective of young people. The highlight of the day was being allowed to test drive electric cars as well as impressive mentalist tricks from BBC1’s David Meade.
We had five girls in total who qualified for the Western Hockey Squads. Esther Hume and Kelsey Hargan got selected for the U15 squad. With Katie Scott, Rosie McSorley and Tara Mackey being selected for the U17 squad.
The girls will now play in the area board tournament held in Lisnagarvey. The U15 tournament is on 10th April and the U17 tournament is on the 14th March. All the best to all the girls in these tournaments.
Thursday 31 January at Springtown when Royal Navy conducted a Stem based workshop to Yr10 pupils. This generated a greater understanding of the work carried out by the Navy and pupils had the opportunity to find out the science behind how gas turbine blades were designed for efficient fuel consumption alongside other tasks which promoted both their mathematical and communication skills.