Rathmore A Level Musicians visited the Ulster Hall on Thursday 23 February to watch a rehearsal of one of CCEA’s new AS set works, the Brahms Violin Concerto. The conductor and manager of the Ulster Orchestra kindly allowed our students to ‘sit in’ for 2 hours and watch them play and rehearse this great work with Viviane Hagner, the violin soloist. To analyse and read the score of this music with a live orchestra and soloist is something our students will not forget – what a
On Wednesday 22nd February, six Lower 6th students including Caitlin Cullen, Nuala Hamill, Catherine Mullin, Oisin Donnelly, Ronan Donnelly and Michael Tennyson attended the Regional Heat of the Schools Geology Challenge, held at Methodist College Belfast. The team presented a poster and five minute presentation on the tsunami geohazard. The team excelled during their presentation and won the heat. They qualified to attend the Final in May, which is held at the Geological Soc
Eva McKee has done it again! She won first place in the 15-16 years Flute Solo category at the Ballymena Music Festival. GCSE Music student Eva has sustained a winning run by building on her success in the Holywood Music Festival in November’16 and in both festivals last year. Keep it up, Eva!
A very warm congratulations to our twenty-two Upper Sixth pupils who were awarded the Pope John Paul II Award by Bishop Noel Trainor on Thursday 9th February. The celebration was held in St Mary’s Chapel Lane, where the volunteer work carried out by our pupils over a two-year period was recognized in this most worthwhile award. The recipients of the Award carried out voluntary service in a wide range of parish and social settings that included leading Children’s Liturgy, mini
On Wednesday the 25th of January a group of year 13 pupils attended a lecture and workshop on ‘Gothic Fiction’ in St.Malachy’s College, Belfast. Dr. Eadaoin Agnew, a senior lecturer at Kingston University, London, gave a comprehensive over-view of the origins and development of the Gothic genre. She introduced pupils to a Freudian interpretation of Frankenstein and Dracula which proved to be fascinating. Dr. Agnew was delighted to see her old blue uniform in the audience as s