Sophie and Kirsten

Watch: Environmental Youth Speak Winners

Year 8 Success At Environmental Youth Speak competition 2017

Two of our Year 8 students represented Lagan College at the 2017 Environmental Youth Speak competition. The event took place in Lagan Valley Island hosted by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

The aim of the competition, organised by the Council’s Waste Management Section, is to encourage environmental awareness among young people by providing them with an opportunity to research and debate environmental issues.

Kirsten Beattie and Sophie Browne, students in Miss Smyth’s Year 8 English class, prepared a speech on the topic of ‘Don’t Bin It, Bring It!’ The speech was highly praised by the judging panel of council representatives, so much so that the girls went on to win the senior section of the competition for Lagan College!

Both girls were delighted to receive their £100 cash award and the school received £200 in cash also. Well done Sophie and Kirsten!

You can watch their winning speech below:


All Ireland Champions!

Congratulations to our U15 boys Basketball team, who were crowned All Ireland Champions on Monday afternoon!



Well done to all the boys and to Mr Connolly and Mr Murray!


Readathon Stars!

Congratulations to our Year 8 Readathon winners!

As a year group they raised £3788.04 this year for CLIC Sargent in Northern Ireland, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and Together for Short Lives, taking our school total to over £41,200 during the last 12 years.

Pictured with Ms M Bell, Dr McConnell (Head of Year 8), Catriona McCabe Year 13, Frederic Mathieu Year 13, Jana McCarthy (CLIC Sargent in Northern Ireland), and Mr Mathison (Head of Year 8) are our top fundraisers this year, all from Mrs Mills 😯 group:
Ruby Eastwood & Evan Camack who were tied for 2nd place with £100 each, and Malachi Finch who raised an amazing £113.30!

Well done to all involved for everything raised, and especially to the brilliant Ms Bell for running Readathon each year!


Five Green Flags!

Congratulations to our Eco Team, who were today awarded an unparalleled 5th Eco-Schools Northern Ireland Green Flag!

Added to our UK Eco Ambassador School status, we are incredibly proud of the work done by our entire school community, but particular congratulations to Lucy, Nicholas, Alannah, Rebekah and their Eco team, Sophie and Kirsten from Year 8, and of course to Mr McLaughlin and “Special Guest Advisor” Mr Patton!


University Roadshow

Thanks to ER&M for bringing their University Roadshow to Lagan College yesterday, giving students the opportunity to discover more University options!


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!


World Book Day!

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


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!