The 25th Annual Formal was held in the Waterfoot Hotel on Friday 14th February 2014. Over 160 pupils and 20 staff attended the event which was a resounding success for all concerned. Stunning outfits matched impeccable manners during the 3-course-meal and throughout Mr Dallas’s much anticipated awards ceremony. The evening finished off with some spectacular dance moves that would have earned a ‘ten from Len’!
Mr Mornin said that he was so proud of his year group who deserved a special night after a challenging few months.
The STEM module brought science education to life, with a visit to Limavady High School on Monday, 3rd March. Three groups of junior pupils were able to enjoy one and a half hour sessions using state of the art microscopes and getting a completely different perspective on everyday objects and samples of living organisms. They were able to see incredibly detailed images of insects and parasites produced by a scanning electron microscope. It was an excellent opportunity for pupils to put into practice theory they had learned in the classroom and to use the kind of sophisticated equipment which is found in diagnostic and research laboratories. This has also helped pupils to gain an idea of the range of career opportunities which exist in this field and contributed to promotion of STEM subjects by the school as a route to future employment
The module is a mobile laboratory and workshop designed to bring high quality learning experiences in STEM subjects to pupils around the country. It is funded by the Department of Education and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment from the Innovation Fund. It supports the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) initiative spearheaded by the Government which recognises that STEM will be at the heart of any growing economy of the future. Further information about the work of the STEM module can be found on www.stemmodule.com.