On Friday 20th October a group of Year 13 Further Maths students attended a lecture on 'What have mathematicians done for us' at Queen's University as part of Maths Week Ireland. The lecture was given by Professor Chris Budd and he was very inspirational. He discussed the history of maths as well as giving insight into the fields of research where maths is heavily used. Our students left with a clearer understanding of the importance of maths in everyday life and it got them
STEM Club for our Year 8 students has been running for the past few weeks, after school on Wednesday. The aim is to encourage and foster an interest in STEM subjects. The students have been completing fun experiments and they went on a mathematical treasure hunt around the school. They are enjoying the interactive activities and learning about the different applications of STEM subjects.
Rathmore Grammar School proudly presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma’. Set in Western territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local Farmers and Cowboys provides a colourful backdrop against the love story of Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl. This classic 1955 Musical Theatre tale marked Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration and remains, in many ways, their most innovative production. Rathmore’s p
Two Rathmore girls have recently been displaying their sporting prowess. Warmest congratulations to Rebecca Doyle who played for the Under 17 Northern Ireland Netball team against Wales in Cardiff a few weeks ago. Well done to Aine McCann who will be representing Northern Ireland at Basketball Ireland’s Post Primary Schools Inter-regional Tournament in Limerick this weekend. This tournament is also a trial for the Irish Schools Under 15 Basketball team so good luck Aine!
Rathmore’s annual AS Biology field trip to Peatlands Park took place on Friday 6th October. Our AS students ventured to Dungannon in order to practice their sampling techniques and to appreciate the beautiful flora and fauna represented in one of Northern Ireland’s most popular Areas of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI).
On Tuesday 3rd October our Year 10 students were given the opportunity to investigate ‘A Case of Identity’ when the Education Interactive team brought a real-to-life crime scene to Rathmore. The workshop involved a series of student friendly forensic evidence experiments. The students were lead through the case whilst gaining an understanding of how Chemistry, Physics and Biology can help to solve crimes.