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Fundraising success for St Mary's High School leads to Q radio interview

Two 12 year old pupils, Mia Allen and Alfie Mallet, from St Mary’s High School, Brollagh, were given the fabulous opportunity of spending time at N Ireland’s Q radio Studios and broadcasting to audiences about their funding raising for Cancer Research. 

After hearing about their fundraising efforts, Q radio invited the two 12 year old pupils to spend the morning at their studio. Alfie and Mia experienced behind the scenes of the morning show, Q Café with Stevie King. They were then interviewed for the show by journalist Grainne Connelly.

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Good Shepherd receive the ECO Flag award

Congratulations to all the staff and children in Good Shepherd Nursery School, Dunmurry who achieved the Green Flag award again this year. Pupils and staff continually amaze everyone with their knowledge and enthusiasm and it is extremely encouraging to see the many benefits of the Eco-Schools programme, such as better pupil engagement, cost savings and environmental improvement, being shared by schools in Northern Ireland.

Green Flag Eco-Schools should be very proud of their fantastic achievements and Good Shepherd look forward to seeing more schools achieving the prestigious Green Flag award.

Mercy College awarded Principal of the Year

Huge congratulations to Mr Martin Moreland, Principal of Mercy College, Belfast who was recently named Principal of the Year at the prestigious Blackboard Education Awards run by Aisling Events.  This is the second time Mr Moreland has been nominated for this award.

First Prize for St Patrick's College in the Down and Connor Arts and Poetry Competition

Adela Polakova, a Year 11 pupil from St Patrick’s College, Ballymena, won first prize in the Down and Connor Arts and Poetry Competition, KS4 category.  Her winning poem was written on the theme of ‘My Family’ which marks the beginning of Catholic Schools week. 

Adela attended an award ceremony in St Mary’s University on Monday 29 January where she received her prize of £125. There were over 500 entrants and it is great to see her talent recognised.

Commissioner for Children and Young People visits Carrick

Mrs Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People, visited Carrick Primary School in Burren on Tuesday 23 January 2018, where the School Council presented a Rights Respecting Assembly for the Commissioner.

After the assembly, Commissioner Yiasouma met with the Council and talked to them about their role and how they contributed to the improvements in the school.

The School Council is made up of P4-7 children including, Daire Carville, Aoife Gaffney, Ben Grant, Ben Ward, Amelia Magee, Eibhleann Moore, Fianna Murney, Jake McCabe, Katie Fitzpatrick, Lillie McClorey, Lorcan Rowntree, Niall Howlett, Patrick McAllister and Tara McGivern.

Headboy, Niall Howlett, and Headgirl, Amelia Magee, presented the Commissioner with a card and a gift to thank her for visiting Carrick Primary School.

Eco-Schools Prestigious Green Flag Award for St John the Baptist College

St John the Baptist College, Portadown have been awarded their 3rd prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag by the environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. 

The Eco-Schools Programme is the world’s largest Environmental Education programme and aims to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of a school. Its participatory approach and combination of learning and action makes it an ideal way for schools to begin improving the environments of schools and their local communities.  

Congratulations to Mrs Carolan and her Eco-Club for their hard work in achieving this internationally recognised Green flag, the highest award given to Eco-Schools which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity.

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