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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!

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Christmas Chemistry!

Now in our seventh year, we welcomed Primary 5 pupils from St Michael’s, Euston Street and Cedar Integrated for a fun filled morning of exciting experiments.

More photographs available on the Science Blog www.lagancollege.com/science or by clicking the atom icon at the top right hand corner of the main web page.

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Kids’ Lit Quiz 2016

‘Shakespeare’s Dentures’ win the coveted ‘Killen Cup’ at the 2016 Kids’ Literature Quiz!

Lagan College’s annual Kids’ Literature Quiz took place on Thursday 10th November in our impressive school library.

Heats began on Thursday 29th September and each week Mrs Knipe and Mrs Halligan quizzed Year 8 and 9 teams on their knowledge of literature. The teams this year were particularly competitive and supporters came in their droves to spur on the tenacious teams.

Unfortunately, only four teams could progress through to the Lagan College final and the talented teams consisted of pupils from 8CHN, 8CV, 8DM, 8FG, 8FS, 9MY and 9PRV. Needless to say, the pressure was on as 9MY and 9PRV did not want their pride bashed by Year 8! The team names were, as always, very ‘unique’! In the Year 8 corner, we had ‘Pokemon Power’ and ‘yoloswag’ and in the Year 9 corner, ‘Lit or Miss’ and ‘Shakespeare’s Dentures’.

Pupils were tested on their knowledge of everything from ‘The Hunger Games’ and Greek mythology to popular fairytales and nursery rhymes. Pupils were asked thirty questions and the final round proved very tense as teams were closing in on each other and competition was fierce. In first place were ‘Shakespeare’s Dentures’ from 9MY and 9PRV, who were thrilled to win the coveted ‘Killen Cup’. They also won vouchers for Waterstones and progressed through to the Northern Ireland final in Wellington College on Tuesday 29th November, where they were placed an impressive 8th out of 23 teams – a fantastic effort!
Worthy runners-up were ‘Lit or Miss’ from 9PRV, who were also presented with book vouchers.

This was, yet again, another thrilling year for The Kids’ Literature Quiz and I have no doubt that the participating teams thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Most importantly, pupils celebrated their love of literature and embraced their passion for books. Well done, one and all!

Mrs Halligan

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Day of Ambition at Bloomfield

“Day of Ambition” at Bloomfield Collegiate School brought together 10 schools from East Belfast with some of our most exciting local entrepreneurs and innovation companies – top-flight companies, makerspaces, incubators, pop-ups, labs and clusters, designers and digital technology.
The theme for the day was “Stretch Yourself” where pupils could experience the opportunities that exist in the world of innovation and creativity.

Special thanks to the Department for Communities for helping support the event along with the great work of the CONNECT team at Catalyst, and of course to Bloomfield Collegiate as great hosts!

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Asidua & Fujitsu Visitors

 

The year 14 Business Studies (Double Award) Applied class recently had the pleasure of meeting with and learning from Eamonn O’ Neill a second year Apprentice Software Developer who works for the International company Fujitsu.

Representatives from this company have been visiting our department for the last ten years giving vital information to students for their Investing in People Unit.

Fujitsu are Championship Winners in this area and the expertise and information that Eamonn provided is important to our students’ success. Eamonn gave a very interesting presentation and answered many questions. Fujitsu are a valued industry link for the department and we would like to thank Eamonn and the company for all that they do to enhance our students’ education.

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Asidua CEO Visits the Business Studies Department.

On Friday 28th Oct, our year 13 Applied Students had the great pleasure and honour of hearing from one of Northern Irelands most successful businessmen. Dr Steve Brankin is the former CEO of Asidua, an IT Services company. Steve gave up his time once again to give a very informative and interesting presentation on the Enterprising Manager, something which he himself personifies. Steve ensured students are aware of how important it is to be enterprising when managing staff and how their motivation and satisfaction in the workplace is vital to business success. Both the presentation and question and answer session gave our students a fantastic and practical insight into their classroom learning. The department would like to extend their thanks to Dr Brankin for his time and experience.

 

Mrs S Connor

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Thank You David Meade!

A special ‘Thank You!’ to David Meade for officially kicking off our 35th Anniversary celebrations.
The entire school was enthralled, bamboozled and highly entertained for the whole afternoon!
And ‘Thank You’ also to Ulster Tatler for the great pictures – look out for lots more in a future edition!