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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 ]

NICMAC Dance Competition Success

NICMAC Dance Competition Success

10th March 2017 in Events

Congratulations to our NICMAC dancers who competed on Friday 10th March in the Dance Fitness section at the Northern Ireland Creative Movement and Aerobic Championships (NICMAC) - Schools Section. Our Junior...

Year 13 UCAS Careers Event

Year 13 UCAS Careers Event

8th March 2017 in Events

On Wednesday 8th March 2017, all the Wellington College Belfast Year 13 students went to the Eikon Exhibition centre in Lisburn for the annual UCAS convention. The day was filled...

Ski Trip 2017

Ski Trip 2017

7th March 2017 in Events

A very excited group of 39 pupils and 4 staff left for the ski trip on 4th Feb. 2017. Flying to Verona, we travelled to the beautiful resort of Folgaria...

Year 14 Talks Programme (2016-17)

Year 14 Talks Programme (2016-17)

3rd March 2017 in Events

Talk 12 - Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service & iNature Skin Care On Friday 3rd March 2017, our pupils had two separate talks as part of our Year 14 Talks programme....

Wellington young physicists in STEM challenge final

Wellington young physicists in STEM challenge final

1st March 2017 in Events

Congratulations to Year 10 physics students Harvey and Joshua who have made it through to the final of BP’s #UltimateSTEMChallenge with their innovative design for a robotic arm. In March they’ll head to...

Norwegian School Visit to Wellington College

Norwegian School Visit to Wellington College

21st February 2017 in Events

On Tuesday 21st February 2017, Wellington College hosted the annual visit from Kongsbakken Senior High School in Norway.  This saw two teachers and 14 pupils come in to see a...