Pupil Excellence

Pony Champion at RUAS Balmoral 2017

Pony Champion at RUAS Balmoral 2017

Zara Wood, Year 8, won her Connemara Working Hunter class at the Royal Balmoral Show recently on her pony Rathcline Supreme (Macormick).  She then won overall Connemara Working Hunter Champion.  

She was also awarded 3rd place in her Open Connemara Ridden class.

Well done, Zara!

 

 

Pupil Selected for International Space School

Pupil Selected for International Space School

Congratulations to Year 14 pupil Amy Palmer who has secured a place at the International Space School Educational Trust  camp in Moscow this summer.

 ISSET works in partnership with some of the world’s leading space organisations to deliver unique learning opportunities for students of all ages. Each of their programmes offers something unique, whether it be on an international excursion learning from some of the greatest minds in the world or their unique Mission Discovery challenge where participants can send an experiment into Space. Through close working relationships with different aerospace organisations ISSET will let Amy team up with astronauts, rocket scientists and leading business professionals at the highest level.

The camp will be by NASA’s record-breaking Astronaut Michael Foale. Mike Foale will lead the Cosmonaut Leadership Experience.

He is the most experienced British born astronaut in the history of human space travel having flown on 6 Space Shuttle missions, a Soyuz and commanded the International Space Stations. He was also the first Briton to perform a spacewalk, during which he saved the Hubble Space Telescope.

Amy will stay in Star City, the world’s training centre for Cosmonauts and Astronauts who are about to venture into space She will have the opportunity to develop the exceptional team building and communication skills acquired by astronauts using the same scenarios, equipment and challenges that enable human space flight.

Speaking of her recent selection success, Amy said,

“I aspire to go into the RAF and train as a pilot straight after I leave school and I know to become a pilot you need very similar skills, qualities and leadership skills as one would require to become an Astronaut. It is a very exciting opportunity for me.”

Creative Writing Achievement

Creative Writing Achievement

A member of Glenlola’s Creative Writing Club, Natasha Reynolds Year 12, has had a ‘mini saga’ of 100 words accepted for publication in a ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ book, forthcoming in May this year.

Well done Natasha!

Pupil Selected for Youth Music Theatre Production

Pupil Selected for Youth Music Theatre Production

Jordan RosboroughCongratulations to Year 13 pupil, Jordan Rosborough who has secured a place in the Youth Music Theatre company’s 2017 production of ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’. The piece, a freshly-devised piece of musical theatre, is based on Thomas Hardy’s tragic novel where free spirited country girl Tess, is caught between her wealthy, manipulative, cousin Alec and the handsome, educated farmer, Angel Clare.

Jordan will now attend a casting weekend in May before rehearsals begin at the Theatre Royal, Winchester in August.

Jordan beat opposition from over 1000 other applicants from all over the UK and Ireland to secure her place which is a tremendous achievement.  School is very proud of her and we wish her well in this exciting venture.

Sporting Success

Sporting Success

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Congratulations to our Junior and Senior 4 x 100m relay teams who both won awards for best U15 and U18 teams in 2016 at the Ards and North Down Borough Council Sports Awards ceremony held on Friday evening, 10 March in Aurora Leisure Complex.

Well done to all the girls for their outstanding sporting achievement.

 

Swimming Success

Swimming Success

Swimmer Ellie McKibbinAs a result of their achievements at the Swim Ulster Schools Cup & Championships in October 2016, Glenlola pupils Ellie McKibbin 9C & Zoe Thompson 11F  have been selected to represent Ulster at the Irish Schools’ Interprovincial Championships 2017 which will be held at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin on Saturday 29th April 2017.

 

Swimmer Zoe Thompson

Commenting on this success, Headmaster, Mr WE Thompson said,

“We are delighted that the girls have done so well and will now go forward to represent Ulster. This honour bears testament not only to their talent, but also to their personal drive and determination to succeed in a highly demanding sport.”

Swimming Success

Swimming Success

On Sunday 12 February Glenlola’s Year 8 Swim Team competed at the Irish Schools Minor Championships in Dublin.

The relay team consisting of Farrah Allen, Tarryn Barr, Lucy Hill and Amelia Urry won Gold in the Freestyle Relay, beating their nearest rivals by over 6.5 seconds.

Individually Tarryn also won Gold in the 50m Fly.

Congratulations to all the girls on their success.

Sporting Achievement

Sporting Achievement

Glenlola’s 1st XI hockey team won their plate game 3 -1 against Belfast High yesterday.  They now progress to the quarter finals against Royal School Dungannon.  

The Intermediate netball team did equally well, beating Loreto Omagh and will now progress to the semi final of the Northern Ireland Cup.

Well done to both teams!

Irish Dancing Excellence

Irish Dancing Excellence

Kerry Cudlip

Congratulations to Kerry Cudlip, Year 14, who  has been awarded a place on the Riverdance Summer School in Dublin in July 2017.

Rotary Youth Leadership Award Winner

Rotary Youth Leadership Award Winner

Congratulations to Grace Walker in Year 13 who is the proud recipient of the Alf Buchanan Trophy for Young Leadership, which was presented by Donaghadee Rotary Club.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. The RYLA event included presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

 

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship

Well done, Grace!

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