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Yr8 Science Focus Week 17

Yr8 Science focus week ran from 06-10th November.  The focus to engage pupils outside the classroom with ‘fun’ science workshops and show pupils the relevance of science to local industry was the target. All Yr8 got involved with visits to the local Lough’s Agency, Invista, fun chemistry workshops at lunchtime , rocket making, balancing act workshop and rat dissections. A  ‘Bug’s Life’ microscopy session and Sports Science in the gym also was on offer.

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World of Owls Sanctuary

All Year 8 enjoyed a visit from the World of Owls sanctuary, Randalstown on Monday 06 November as part of the Yr8 Science focus week. The ‘Amazing Animal Roadshow’ included a discussion about the adaptations of this bird of prey for survival alongside the chance to observe  a wide range of other animal groups including invertebrates and reptiles.

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Operation Christmas Child Appeal

Junior School pupils collected 40 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child Appeal. Picture in the photograph is Darryl Nesbit from Operation Christmas Child and pupils from 10A & 10D.

Thanks to everyone for supporting this worthwhile cause.

 

Women in Engineering

Twelve of our senior girls were willing participants in a ‘Women in Engineering’ site visit to E & I Engineering at Burnfoot, Co.Donegal. First was a presentation in the boardroom, for an overview of the many roles and opportunities offered in the business. Then came a site visit to both the ‘Powerbar’ and ‘Switchgear’ floors – a remarkable workplace.