All proceeds from today’s Jolly Jumper Day will go directly to Macmillan Cancer Care Charity, contributing towards their new Support Centre at Altnagelvin Hospital. Their new Centre will provide much needed information and support services to people affected by cancer and their families throughout the North West region.Pupils from all year groups traded their blazers for festive jumpers – the perfect additions to our delicious Christmas dinners today!
This morning, Year 14 pupils developed their presentation skills during a practical workshop. Pupils married their experiences from both Arts and STEM subjects, as they used Lego to create objects and persuasive language to justify their choices.
Year 14 pupils are busily preparing for their YPI Presentations in the coming weeks and, after today's skill development, competition is set to be strong between each form class!
On 17th November, pupils from 10B took part in Student Leader training in St Mary’s College, as part of the Unity Project. They discussed strategies for tackling prejudice, bias and bullying, and how to take the lead in making school a better place for all!
Year 8 Science focus week took place after half term with all Year 8 involved in a variety of activities to highlight the relevance of Science outside the classroom and to the world of work in our local community- ‘World of Owls’ from Randalstown visited the school for an informative and really exciting presentation highlighting the variety of life with an amazing animal roadshow.
Pupils visited Invista to find out more about Lycra production, visited the Lough’s Agency to hear about the conservation work locally and others built robots, made rockets or watched a gruesome rat dissection. A sports Science themed workshop measured lung capacity and investigated exercise while the chemistry department held a couple of fun workshops. STEM Aware helped us out during our STEM club building and investigating the motion of toothbrush head robots!- please click to the gallery for the photos from each of the workshops during the busy week.
On Wednesday, Year 9 pupils participated in an ‘Alcohol Awareness Workshop’. Through a live theatre performance and interactive workshop, pupils were educated on the facts about alcohol, explored causes and consequences of alcohol misuse, with the overall aim of helping pupils tackle peer pressure and make informed choices.Many thanks to Collingwood Learning who facilitated this worthwhile event.