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Tribute to Mrs Julie Jones

Tribute to Mrs Julie Jones

The Staff and pupils of Glenlola Collegiate are deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden death yesterday of Mrs Julie Jones.  Julie was a very popular and dedicated teacher and will be greatly missed by us all.  We would like to convey our sincere sympathies to her family and friends and to let them know that they are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

Gold Medal Swimming Success

Gold Medal Swimming Success

Congratulations to Tarryn Barr 8A who captained her Ards Swimming Team to win the Aqua Sprint Shield for a record 5th year in a row and is the only club to have achieved this.

There were some outstanding performances from Tarryn and from all age groups, who brought home valuable points for the team. The Golden Freestyle relay team of Ben Morrow, Brook Simpson, Tarryn Barr and Adam Barnes weren’t beaten all season and hold a record time of 56 sec which is an outstanding achievement.

The final relay which Tarryn took part in as captain and as part of the Aqua Sprint Team was nail biting, with Ards coming second after the second length.  Tarryn swam the 3rd length pulling Ards back into the front for Adam to swim and bring home the gold. 

Well done, Tarryn!


 

Sponsored Walk 2017

Sponsored Walk 2017

The School sponsored walk from Bangor to Crawfordsburn took place on Tuesday 20 June in aid of our whole school charity, Charlene’s Project.  The charity supports the education of children in Uganda, particularly girls, who find it difficult to receive an education.

Glenlola pupils enjoyed a great day out on the ‘Uganda Dander’, joining together to make a difference to girls their age in another country.

 

Football Super Festival

Football Super Festival

Year 9, 10 and 11 footballers took part in the Super Festival at Mallusk on 14 June. A great day was had by all.

Year 11 Charity Onesie Run

Year 11 Charity Onesie Run

Year 11 pupils took part in a Onesie run on 8 June to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity.

 

A Grand Day at the Ulster Schools Derby 2017

A Grand Day at the Ulster Schools Derby 2017

The 5th Ulster Schools’ Derby, organised by Glenlola Collegiate School, was held on Thursday 22 June 2017 at Gransha Equestrian Centre. Ninety-eight riders from schools, as far afield as Bessbrook, Ballymena and Lurgan, attended the event.

Anya Teuton, representing Carrowdore Primary School won the Primary School class (sponsored by Autokleen) riding her pony Shannaghmore Shooting Star. Anya also won the Tack and Turnout prize.

The Newcomer class, sponsored by EquiSuds, was won by Anna Jackson riding Andy and representing Larne Grammar School. Anna’s form continued as she also won the Tack and Turnout for this class.

The Novice class sponsored by Spar (Rathmore Road) was the largest of the day with 54 riders. Vicky Fox riding Lislaird Joni (representing Victoria College), won this class with a clear round and a time of 25.71 seconds. Sophie Lister Tinsley, Ella Heron and Gillian Grogan representing Hunterhouse, won the Novice Team competition and Sophie McCormick from Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College was awarded the Tack and Turnout Prize.

The final class of the day was the Open competition sponsored, once again, by Botanica. Josh Mark representing Cambridge House won the individual Open competition whilst Troy Watson, Rachel Kerr, Jessica Nelson and Alex Cleland representing Down High School came away Open Team Champions. Tack and Turnout for the Open class was won by Noah Brown from Royal Belfast Academical Institution.

Champions, in each class, were presented with trophies, donated by Glenlola Collegiate, embroidered rugs and sashes. The prizes on offer were only possible due to the generosity of the class sponsors and of Jim Devenport Butchers (Donaghadee) who sponsored the rosettes. HorseWorld NI sponsored the Tack and Turnout prizes. We are indebted to all of our sponsors.
                   

As the event was a fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support, the Ulster Schools’ Derby kindly donated an Apple iPod Shuffle for this year’s top fundraiser. This was awarded to Alex Ogle from Down High School who raised a staggering £317. In total £778.82 was raised and will be presented to Macmillan Cancer Support later this week.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of people whom without their support, the event would not have been possible. Thanks to Adrienne Stuart from Gransha Equestrian Centre who designed, built and maintained the fantastic derby course. Thanks must also go to our judge, Paul Johnston, who gave of his time so freely. To Ciaran Sinnerton, the ‘gate keeper’, for allowing the event to run smoothly. Thanks also go to Karen Mulholland who judged the Tack and Turnout and to her scribe, Ciara Gilroy. Thanks must also go to the staff from Glenlola Collegiate who helped at the event (Jenny McMillan, Brian Montgomery and Alison Simpson).

Finally we must thank all those competitors, parents, teachers and helpers from the many different schools who were in attendance. Without their support the event would not run.

Ulster Schools Derby 2017 – Times

Ulster Schools Derby 2017 – Times

The schedule for the Ulster Schools Derby taking place on Thursday 22 June 2017 can be viewed below:

Ulster Schools Derby 2017 - Times   Ulster Schools Derby 2017 - Times

 

Competitors are reminded that they will not be allowed to jump in hoodies and must have a body protector.

Ulster Schools Derby – Reminder

Ulster Schools Derby – Reminder

Just a final reminder that entries for this year’s Ulster Schools’ Derby close on Friday 16 June. The competition, organised by Glenlola Collegiate, will be held at Gransha Equestrian Centre on Thursday 22 June 2017.

Entries will be taken from any full-time student under the age of 19, and there will be classes for primary school pupils as well as a Newcomers, Novice and Open competition for students in secondary schools’ and further education colleges.

Prizes, including rugs for first place individuals and teams, have been kindly sponsored by Autokleen, Equi Suds, Spar (Rathmore Road) and Botanica.

As this event is a fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support, an Apple ipod Shuffle will be awarded to the competitor who raises the most sponsorship money.

Catering will be available. Please remember to leave your dogs at home.

Further details can also be found on our Equestrian page  and entry forms should be emailed to jhughes667@c2kni.net.

German Exchange Students Visit Glenlola

German Exchange Students Visit Glenlola

Willkommen in Bangor!

Pupils from Glenlola Collegiate were delighted to welcome their German Exchange partners to Northern Ireland from 2-7 May as part of our well-established exchange programme with the Felix-Klein-Gymnasium in Göttingen. Our visitors were able to experience everyday school life here at Glenlola, as well as enjoying excursions to Titanic Belfast, Stormont, the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. A beautiful week of sunshine and blue skies allowed our visitors to see the famous Northern Irish scenery at its finest. Friendships established during our visit to Göttingen in February continued to blossom during their visit to Bangor, with wonderful cultural and linguistic experiences shared by all, and lifelong memories made.

Thank you to parents and pupils who kindly hosted our German visitors during their stay for their kindness and warm welcome, which was greatly appreciated and made their stay all the more memorable and enjoyable.

Leavers Dinner 2017

Leavers Dinner 2017

Class of 2017 pupils from Glenlola Collegiate School at their Leavers’ Dinner on 10 May in the Clandeboye Lodge.

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