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World Book Day Celebrations

World Book Day Celebrations

2nd March 2017 in General

It was the 20th anniversary of World Book Day on the 2nd of March 2017. Inspired by the tagline ‘Do Something Booky’, WCB celebrated the occasion in style with a week of events launched by the library including competitions for the staff and students.

Activities included the screening of Book Trailers, Live readings by the librarian Miss Jennings from books set around the world, the hilarious ‘How Many Carnegie Books Can You Hold Without Dropping Them’ contest, the creative and inventive Transform Your Classroom Door Into A Book Cover Challenge and a Muggle Confounding Quiz on the perennially popular Harry Potter. The Year 8 winner of the Book Challenge held 44 books and a Year 10 team were victors in the Quiz defeating Year 8s by half a point!

Entrants in the door contest included the iconic Tardis, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, ‘Tins’, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, ‘Holes’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them’. The prizes were bottles of wine, a box of chocolates and a box of biscuits. The victors were: in Joint First Mrs Johnston and Mrs Loughran from the Biology Department with respectively a stunning tribute to David Attenborough’s ‘Life on Earth’ and a striking Harry Potter door (both are pictured above), in second place the RE Department’s Mrs McKeown with an interpretative psychedelic version of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and in third, Dr Wardlow from the Chemistry Department’s evocative ‘Lord of the Rings’ door.

[ View the Gallery of Doors Decorated for WBD 2017 ]

KS3 Classes have SALAD!

KS3 Classes have SALAD!

16th June 2017 in Events

During period 3 & 4 of Friday 16th June, all KS3 classes had SALAD! No, we didn't eat healthy food - we had Speaking And Listening All Double Period. This...

Girls Football Team

Girls Football Team

14th June 2017 in Sports

The girls football team took part in the Irish Football Association Super Schools festival at City of Belfast playing fields on Wednesday 14th June and played some excellent matches getting...

Shared Education Programme

Shared Education Programme

9th June 2017 in Sports

Wellington College ran a football and netball tournament for year 9 pupils from Wellington and Aquinas Grammar school on Friday 9th June as part of the Shared Education Signature Programme. Pictured...

SFX Make-up Workshop

SFX Make-up Workshop

6th June 2017 in Events

On Tuesday 6th June, Y11 Media Studies students attended a SFX make-up workshop delivered by INTO FILM. As well as learning about career and volunteering opportunities within the film industry...

Year 11 Film Trip to the QFT

Year 11 Film Trip to the QFT

6th June 2017 in Events

On Tuesday 6th June, a group of 10 Year 11 girls attended a film screening and workshop on the portrayal of teenage girls in cinema with Dr Sian Barber (Lecturer...

Wellington College District Athletic Success

Wellington College District Athletic Success

12th May 2017 in Sports

Congratulations to our district athletic medal winners who now qualify for the Ulster championships.  Justin Bingham won the junior high jump with Tom Stanfield second.  Paul Haughey won a bronze...

Year 8 Netball Tournament

Year 8 Netball Tournament

8th May 2017 in Sports

The year 8 netball team travelled to Rockport school on Monday to participate in a tournament. The weather was fantastic and the girls had a number of really good wins.Well...