1st XI into the School's Cup Quarter final
Sunday, 14 December 2014 23:59

 

altOn the thursday the 12th, Dalriada 1st XI travelled to Cookstown, through terrible weather to continue their School's Cup campaign. They succeeded in turning over Cookstown 3-1. From the beginning the match was a battle. After narrowly losing two weeks previous to Cookstown the girls felt it was time to put things right, each player fought with relentless fight and determination.  Lynn Macaulay played a vital role in the middle and there were many great runs made by forwards Rachel Kennedy and Claire Finnerty.  The match became appropriately festive as it started to snow but the girls stayed focussed on the match.  Cookstown proved worthy opponents for the girls however sweeper Diane Ramsay along with her team of defenders stopped any shots with great strength shown by Tara McConaghie.  Goalkeeper Laura Henry made some very crucial saves, keeping the girls in the game. The arrival of supporters Mr Skelton and Mr Devlin had left the girls with a real hunger to get a score  on the board.

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Rebekah’s Christmas Verse Impresses the Northern Ireland Assembly
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:02

christmas comp 2014We were delighted to hear that Rebekah Stewart, a Year 10 student, has been highly commended for her Christmas verse entered into the NI Assembly's Christmas Verse Competition 2014.

Rebekah's verse was one of only five highly commended from over 1600 entries and resulted in her, and her parents, being invited to attend a Christmas Reception in Parliament Buildings where she was asked to read her verse and to witness the switching on of the Northern Ireland Assembly's Christmas lights.  By the inclusion of different languages, her winning verse notes the diversity of our society, but most importantly, it celebrates the fact that unity that is possible, especially in this, the Christmas season.

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UKMT Senior Maths Challenge - The results are in!
Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:09

Our pupils have performed exceptionally well in ukmt nov2014this competition which took place on 6th November – congratulations to all!

Certificates are awarded as follows:

  • Thomas Hancock (Gold & Best in School) – Thomas has also been invited to compete in the next round of the competition – the Senior Kangaroo – on Friday 28th November.
  • Scott Malcomson, Ashley Kane, Esther McCollum, Zara Loughridge (Silver)
  • Cormac Cunningham-Bell (Bronze)

Well done to all participants!

 
Countdown Fun!
Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:58

A number of year 8, 9 and 10 boys enjoyed exercising countdown fundec14their mental Maths skills whilst competing with their pals during lunchtime on Friday 5th December. They took part in a Countdown Numbers Game challenge to mark NSPCC Number Day. The boys had to try to find a target number using the 6 given numbers and any combination of +,-,x,÷.  Mrs Convery and Mrs McCrystal were very impressed with their speedy arithmetic and competitive spirit! Watch out for another one in the new year!

 
More success for Dalriada Robotics Club
Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:33

lego logoOn Tuesday 2nd December, Dalriada Robotics Club travelled to W5 in Belfast for the First Lego League (FLL) annual robotics tournament.  Here they competed against other schools in the country in a range of contests covering a robotic challenge, a project presentation and core values.

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Year 10 get down to Business!
Thursday, 11 December 2014 09:37

young ent4On Tuesday 25th November Jane young ent5Hanna from the organisation Young Enterprise a provider of Business Education in Northern Ireland, came to Dalriada to hold a Business Course for all Year 10 pupils called 'Project Business'.

 

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Geographical Association Worldwise Quiz 2014
Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:18

On 12th November 2014, a team of three enthusiastic geographers from Year 12 were accompanied by Mrs McCandless to take part in the annual Geographical Association's Worldwise Quiz at Queen's
University in Belfast.

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