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Northern Ireland Champions!

Congratulations to our U18 Hockey team, who are now the Northern Ireland Champions!

The girls came back from 2-0 down to win 5-3 on penalty flicks, and were then honoured at a special assembly the next morning – well done girls!

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World Book Day!

Congratulations to all involved with World Book Day, especially our brilliant English Department!

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Northern Ireland Netballers!

We are very proud to have two players selected to represent Northern Ireland in the European Netball U17 Championships this weekend!

Laura Mills (Year 12) and Olivia McCloskey (Year 11) will be representing Northern Ireland at the Antrim Forum this weekend, from the 3rd- 5th of March 2017.

Laura is participating in the Championship section facing England, Scotland and Wales. Olivia will be playing in the Challenge section playing Gibraltar, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland and Dubai.

Good luck girls, do Lagan College proud!

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Public Speaking Success

Congratulations to Lucy Symington and Alice Lukasik who both took to the podium yesterday in the Senate chamber at Stormont.

Lucy was awarded as a ‘Highly Commended Speaker’ and Alice also received a glowing written report from the adjudicator in the Edgar Graham Public Speaking competition.

Well done girls!

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Poet na nOg Arts Council Film

We love this Arts Council film about the recent visit of Children’s Laureate PJ Lynch!

The Arts Council said of the event:

“Children’s laureate PJ Lynch made a return to school and his home city this week to host a special illustration workshop with pupils at Lagan College, supported by Booktrust NI.

Well known for his detailed illustrations, many inspired by traditional stories, myths and legends, year 10 and 11 pupils had the opportunity to explore drawing techniques with the award-winning illustrator P J Lynch, as part of an event to promote creativity and reading for pleasure.

Appointed as Laureate na nÓg in May 2016, PJ Lynch is the fourth artist to hold the prestigious title. An initiative of the Arts Council with the support of Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Children’s Books Ireland and Poetry Ireland. The honour was established to engage young people with high-quality children’s literature and to underline the importance of children’s literature in our cultural and imaginative lives.”

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Expanded 6th Form – Success!

We are delighted to have been informed that our Sixth Form Development Proposal has been approved by the Education Minister, Mr Peter Weir and the Department of Education. We would like to thank everyone involved in the process and all those who offered their kind wishes and support to the school. We  look forward to a greater number of our Year 12 students staying on to Post 16 study at Lagan College this September.

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Safer Internet Day

Year 9 attending a hard hitting ‘Safer Internet Day’ performance by C21 Theatre Group, followed by a Question and Answer session with members of the PSNI about staying safe online.

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Year 10 at Four Corners Festival

The purpose of the day is to encourage Year 10 students to promote university as a potential career pathway in the future by participating in a series of interactive workshops and having the opportunity to talk to University staff and students.

 

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Help Us To Achieve!

To support our expanded 6th Form proposal, our students created this powerful video for the Minister of Education.

With over 22,000 views within 48 hours of initially being posted on our Facebook page, the message has already garnered incredible support:

This film was entirely the work of our students, with Josh Lynas (Year 12) the directorial and editorial driving force behind the whole project.

Support our proposal for an expanded Sixth Form by contacting Mr Peter Weir, Education Minister, at the Department of Education in further support of our proposal before a decision is made on 24 January 2017 – Department of Education, Rathgael House, Balloo Road, Bangor, County Down, BT19 7PR or email – dps@deni.gov.uk.

We hope you will support our development proposal for the following reasons:

• Lagan College’s Sixth Form Development proposal would enable 75% of our own students to have the opportunity to stay on in their school. (Annually 25% of students have expressed a desire to study a highly vocational course at Further Education College or connect with bespoke Apprenticeships and Training programmes.)

• Lagan College’s Sixth Form Development proposal would enable the school to offer a wider choice of A Level and equivalent level 3 courses to our young people.

• Lagan College’s Sixth Form Development Proposal would enable 100 more of our students over a 2 year period, to continue to experience our integrated and inclusive school ethos and values- supporting the Government’s shared learning programme.

• Lagan College’s new school buildings opened in 2013 and were purpose built to accommodate over 300 Sixth Form students.
• Lagan College is currently offering 28 Post-16 Courses and our own children would like the opportunity to stay on in their own school and continue to experience an integrated ethos.

• More of Lagan College’s students deserve the chance to stay on at their own school, if it is the young person and their parent(s)/guardian(s) desire.

 

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Open Day 2017

This year our Open Day is January 14th – 9am to 12:30pm!

The Principal will be addressing visitors at 9.30, 10.30 and 11.30am, and guided tours will leave at the end of these talks.

We hope to see you all there!