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Heroes of Youth Awards 2016

We are very proud of Amy McClure in Year 11 who was named Local Hero at the Heroes of Youth Awards 2016.
Amy has given up every Thursday evening and many weekends to help young children with Autism or ADHD at Belvoir’s ASD support group in South Belfast, and her dedication was rewarded at the presentation in The Mac on Friday evening.

Congratulations Amy!

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Year 9 Reading Challenge

Year 9 have been asked to log on to the nilibraries page. They have their pin and membership details stored, so they are ready to let the reading bug take over!

They have been asked to read books and complete at least one book review over the summer and will be asked for this by their English teacher when they return in September.

Good luck!

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Feis Bhéal Feirste

On Thursday 14th of April we enjoyed great success at Feis Bhéal Feirste in St Patrick’s College, Belfast.  The competition was based on poetry recital in Irish and general conversation, competing against 9 other schools both secondary and grammar.

In poetry, Niamh McGuigan, 8MY won 3rd place. In Year 9, Aoibhinn Martin O’Dowd won 1st place.  In year 10 Sarah Duggan 10MJR won 1st place and Tori McKay 10 EL won 2nd place.  Sarah achieved the highest score overall and was awarded the cup for best performance in the poetry section.  In conversation Charlotte Blair 9NB came 3rd and Kerri Donnelly 8KDY came 2nd.  This means that Kerri has won a scholarship towards a trip to the Donegal Gaeltacht this summer.

Well done everyone! Coláiste an Lagáin abú!

 

Mrs L Quigg
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Dance Champions!

Congratulations to Molly and Chloe who finished the dance season on an all time high at the CDFNI dance competition today, Sunday 24 April 2016. They were crowned 1st place Hip Hop Champions in the 16+ under section, taking home the championship trophy!

The girls have now won two silver medals and a championship trophy in the top three dance competitions in Northern Ireland over the last few months. Amazing!

 

Mrs M Beckett
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£3514 for Readathon!

Our incredible Year 8 students have raised an amazing £3514.36 this year for Clic Sargent.

This takes the total raised over the last 11 years to well over £37,500!

Pictured with Nadine Campbell from Clic Sargent at the cheque presentation this morning are Miss M Bell, J Rainey, Miss Wightman (Head of Year 8), Principal McNamee and Head Boy Patrick Smyth.

At the front are the top three fundraisers:

Hugh Clyde 8MY (£87)
Grace Cooke 8QLY (£81)
Daniel McNeice 8MY (£80)

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Dance Success

Year 11 girls Molly Moore and Chloe McGoldrick enjoyed more success at the Ulster Dance Championships on Friday 15th April 2016 when they won Silver Medals in the Intermediate Hip Hop section against stiff competition! Congratulations!

Congratulations also to Year 8 pupils Grace Cooke and Katie Morrison who won Silver Medals in the Creative Movement section at the Ulster Dance Championships at Queen’s P.E.C on Saturday 16 April 2016.  What an achievement!

Mrs M Beckett

 

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Integrated Hockey Champions 2016

Congratulations to our U14, U13 and U12 teams who have been crowned 2016 Integrated Hockey Champions!

The U14 XI were crowned Champions after a super win against Slemish Integrated. Goal scorer and Most Valuable Player was Holly Whiteside! Meanwhile the U13 XI won 5 out of 6 playoff games, with the final goal scored by Olivia Parkinson, with Meg Lynas the MVP.

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Add those to the U12 Champions from March and Lagan College has completed a clean sweep of Integrated titles this year!

 

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Northern Ireland Water

The Science department welcomed Lillian Parkes from Northern Ireland Water who gave Year 9 students an interesting insight into how we get clean water to all our homes. There were plenty of questions, quizzes and spot prizes.

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Cross Country Champion Conor

Congratulations to Conor Kelly Gorman, who won the U17 Cross Country event for the Lagan College team at Stormont this Saturday. The junior and senior teams both made a fantastic impression in the field – congratulations to all!

A special ‘thank you’ to all at Ballydrain Harriers and to coach Jim Hayes for all the work and training done with our young athletes.