New Driver NI 2017

As a follow up to the Letterkenny Roadsafe Roadshow, Stephen Savage from New Driver NI delivered an informative presentation to our Y13 pupils on road safety. Statistics, anecdotes and a handy magazine full of top tips for young drivers reinforced the cautionary messages, on the importance of driving responsibly, from last week. 

 

Roadsafe Roadshow

Year 13 pupils travelled to Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny, for the annual Roadsafe Roadshow. Pupils heard first-hand accounts of the repercussions of a road traffic accident for victims, families and the various agencies who attend the scene. During the sobering experience, professionals from the PSNI, An Garda Síochána and the National Ambulance Service recounted traumatic scenes they have witnessed within their roles. In addition, road traffic accident victims and their families gave honest accounts of how their lives changed in the aftermath of a single car accident.

Our thanks to Stuart Crutchley, Road Policing Education Officer, for continuing to facilitate this important Roadshow for our pupils. 

NCS Success

Congratulations to our Key Stage 4 and Post-16 pupils who have been successful in their applications to take part in the National Citizen Service's autumn project.The pupils will complete a residential during their midterm break and work with pupils from neighbouring schools to design, and carry out, a social action project.

Science and Technology Careers Fair

Year 12 Physics students with David Homfray of Culham Fusion Centre, who inspired them with his story of an unconventional route to a top career in a leading industry. Physics students who attended the Science and Technology Careers Fair in Belfast Met at the Titanic Quarter - discovering new pathways to rewarding careers.

Healthy Minds Workshop

 Year 8 pupils engaged in their Healthy Minds workshop last Friday with PIPS Programmes

(the Public Initiative for Prevention of Suicide and Self-harm)

European Day of Languages Video

To celebrate European Day of Languages this week, pupils participated in a video showcasing the diversity of languages in our Junior School. It was amazing to discover how many of our pupils are bilingual! These pupils are a great inspiration to everyone studying a second language. Thanks to all the pupils who took part and also to Michael Downey and Amisha Kular, Year 12 Moving Image Arts students, for recording and editing our video.#EDL#diversity#languages