Year 9 pupil, Daniil Zelenchuck , has won the Belfast Scholastic Chess Shield. He was the winner of the Lower/Secondary level (1st to 3rd year). He is also ranked 50th in the Under 21 category of the Irish Chess Union and will be participating in the Glorney Gilbert Cup in Wales this July. Well done Daniil!
On Thursday 15th June a group of 22 pupils, accompanied by Mrs Bailey, Mr McClenaghan and Mr McIlvenny, jetted off to Belgium for four days to explore the Battlefields of World War One. We flew into sunny Paris and enjoyed a bus tour of the city before a brief stop at the Eiffel Tower for lunch. We then headed on to Ypres – a quaint little Belgian town just over the border, and our home for the next four days. We set off early on Friday morning back over the border to norther
On Wednesday 14th June, 9J attended the Bloodhound Project STEM workshop in W5 alongside pupils from Bangor Grammar School. The Bloodhound project is based on the Bloodhound SSC project which in 2018 aims to set a new land speed record of 1000mph. The pupils were given an informative talk by Rob Bennett about the history of the land speed record and how the design of the cars impacted directly onto the speed which the car was capable of achieving. Key terms of anthropometr
53 of our young musicians attended a singing workshop with Anne McCambridge (who is currently studying Music Pedagogy at the Kodály Institute, Hungary). They worked on aural memory, part singing, rounds and warm ups. Then we headed over to We Are Vertigo where we also had lunch. Thanks to all our young musicians for their hard work and dedication this year. What an excellent way to celebrate our successes!
On Thursday June 8th, our Year 11 boys football team, managed by Mr Graham, won the Belfast and District Secondary Schools' Cup. The two-nil victory came thanks to a first half effort from Oisin Barr (Year 10) and a spectacular second half goal from Fearghal Henry (Year 11). Our players were a credit to the school and we wish them well in the Lisburn Schools’ Cup Final. It was fitting that one of Rathmore’s teams should win on the same day that the Year 8 Cup, now dedicated t
Many congratulations to Jude Horner and John Higgins, who reached the final of All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad. Jude was awarded a distinction in the junior category of the competition. Well done Jude and John.