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Adam represents Ireland U20

Adam represents Ireland U20

Adam Hughes represented Ireland U20 in the 4x400m relay on Saturday 2nd February in Dublin at the Indoor AAI Games.

Adam ran the 3rd leg of the relay, in the fastest time of his team (48.8 seconds). The Irish team finished the race in 3.16.7 seconds which secures the European qualifying time for the U20 Championships in Sweden. Adam’s current time for his 400m has also broken the long standing school record from 1977. We are very proud of his achievements! Well done!

Lucy in Karate Success

Lucy in Karate Success

Last weekend in the Karate Northern Ireland Championships which were held in the Foyle Arena Londonderry, Lucy came away "Double Northern Ireland Champion 2019" after winning Gold in her individual Kata and Gold in her individual Kumite.  

This is no surprise considering she competes at World, European, British, and Irish level where she represents Northern Ireland, but Lucy takes nothing for granted and goes into every competition with the same attitude and commitment as the last one.  She says if it wasn't for her dedicated coach, Cathy McAleer, she wouldn’t be where she is today.  

She has been training extensively over the last 4 weeks, with both 6am sessions and 9pm sessions,  for both Northern Ireland Squad selections and her forthcoming Black Belt exam. 

Very few martial artists achieve this prestigious accolade which has taken commitment, dedication, training, learning and travelling the world.  We all wish her the very best for Sundays special  grading.

Swimming Success

Swimming Success

The Ulster Junior and Intermediate Schools’ Swimming Cup was held at Larne Leisure Centre on Saturday. 

 Naeve Pountney in Year 10 finished in 2nd place in both the Junior 100m Freestyle and the 100m Backstroke. 

 The Junior Girls’ Relay Team of Megan Diamond, Megan McBride, Cassie Huddleston and Naeve Pountney finished in 5th place in the 200m Medley Relay and 6th in the 200m Freestyle Relay.

 Well done to the swimmers!

Kirsty at the UEFA Womens Championship

Kirsty at the UEFA Womens Championship

update - Kirsty has been selected to represent NI again in the Women’s Under 17 International competition against Spain in Tenerife.

Recently Kirsty Cameron has been away with the Northern Ireland Under-17 football squad in Greece. The team were playing in the UEFA Women’s Championship where Kirsty played all 3 matches, against Greece, Switzerland & Kazakhstan. They recently confirmed their qualification for the elite round of the Women's Under-17 Euro Championships and on the 23rd of November they will know the further details of the next stage.


We continue to wish Kirsty all the best as her football career goes from strength to strength!

Tom Myles gains placing on the Sloane McClay Award

Tom Myles gains placing on the Sloane McClay Award

Congratulations to Tom Myles who has been awarded joint second place for the Sloane McClay Award for achieving the second highest combined results in GCSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in Northern Ireland.

Personal Economics programme

On Monday 8 June, Year 11 Economics participated in the Personal Economics programme.  This provides a practical introduction to personal finance, credit and debt, savings and investments and budgeting. It was led by Miss Davidson from Young Enterprise. It involved completing a life map helping pupils focus on future events and setting goals. 

Miss Davis, a student from Stranmillis, gave a useful talk on the importance of preparation and experience regarding interviews. This included Aaron Addidle participating as a mock interviewer in a role play scenario. It also involved an activity on spending dilemmas where fictional characters’ finances were assessed.

Finally a credit and debit card game was played in which pupils were given a large sum of debt and a small sum of money. They had to take chances using disposable income to manage their debt.