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Digital Project – Inverary Community Centre

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Ashfield Boys’ teamed up with Belfast City council, Barclays bank and Linking Generations to take part in a digital age project. This took place over four weeks starting on the 8th of February. Nine boys from 12B1 took part in this project (Zack McBride, Nathan Bell, Nicholas Algie, Kyle Peden, David Sheridan, Robert Walsh, Chris Hewitt, Carter Harbottle and Jordan Glenfield.) Each week the boys teamed up with an older ...

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Cross Community Cup

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It was a fantastic occasion at our Year 8 Cross-Community Cup on Friday (24th February). Co-ordinated by Mr Millar and Mr Spence, we welcomed teams from Boys Model, Abbey College, Our Lady & St Patrick’s, Parkhall College and Ballyclare Secondary.

The boys had a great time! Ashfield ended up winning… well done Mr Tumelty and his team!
Good to see our old student teacher Mr Blain, now a PE teacher in Ballyclare, over with a team!

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The Grand National Trophy

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We had the pleasure of welcoming the Grand National Trophy on Tour.  Rhys Jenkins, Year 9 Student Council representative, had the honour of unveiling the new trophy to our Year 9 pupils.

This is the first time a Northern Irish company have sponsored this annual event and the Randox team shared their message of preventive health and informed us more on the work that they do.  A unique experience for everyone!

 

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Disability Sport Project

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As part of our Shared Education programme – 11B2 took part in a Disability Sport project which was facilitated by Disability Sport NI.

The boys had a great day exploring the challenges of disability and then took part in sports with a difference. We look forward to welcoming Disability Sport NI back next week when we join up with Mitchell House. Well done boys you were a credit to the school today!

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‘App Club’ visit University of Ulster for a workshop

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On Tuesday 21 February 2017, the ‘Ashfield App Club’ were invited to the University of Ulster, School of Art, Belfast, to take part in an ‘App Workshop’ as part of the NI Science Festival 2017.

Zach Norwood, Tiago Marques, Joshua Thompson, Craig McCord, Travis Lord and Owen Kelly (Ashfield App Club members) took part in the workshop.

The workshop was lead by Christopher Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media at the university. As well as an educator, Christopher is a writer, designer and public ...

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Student Council Mitchell House

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On Monday 30th January 2017 we held a joint council meeting with Mitchell House, our partners in Shared Education.  Elected representatives discussed a range of issues and identified ways that they can work together.

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Stem Club

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Last month the boys in the STEM Club entered the Practical Action’s Design for a Better World competition.  This was an engineering competition in which the boys had to design a technological innovation that would contribute towards a better world for society.  This was a UK wide competition with hundreds of entries but four of our pupils came in the top 50!  The boys in the top 50 received a certificate and a £5 gift voucher ...

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Student Election January 2017

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Today was our election day……a chance for our Year 8’s to decide on whom they wish to elect as their Year 8 representative.  Each class has already chosen a representative for their class however the Year Representative will sit on the Student Council and have extra responsibility in relation to the views of the entire Year 8 body.

Year 8s listened carefully to the election pitches of each of the five candidates – Ben Robinson 8a1, David McDowell 8a2, Brodie Welsh ...

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Open Night 2017

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On Tuesday 24th January 2017, we had the pleasure of inviting pupils and parents from our wider community to visit our wonderful school.  Our pupils and staff always look forward to this night, as it gives them the opportunity to showcase everything we are about at Ashfield Boys’ – HEART!

Our Head Boy, Sam Kelly and Year 8 pupil, Ben Robinson explained our core values to a packed hall.  Honesty, excellence, attitude, respect and teamwork were all very much on display, ...

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MLAs visit Politics class

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As part of the Government and Politics A’ level course, pupils need to investigate the political parties in Northern Ireland. Pupils each made contact with a political party and invited them in to grill them (over tea, coffee and biscuits, of course!).

They have enjoyed having the opportunity to pose questions ranging from the history of the party to their positions on key issues. It certainly is an interesting time to study politics……… The politicians have literally felt the heat!

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