Corpus Christi College, Cambridge Workshop

WCB students with guest from Corpus Christi College Cambridge University

We were delighted to have Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge deliver an aspirational workshop to our Year 12 and 13 students. The students gained an insight to the application process, expectations and opportunities available at University of Cambridge. Thanks to James for the informative and inspirational presentation.

CPR Course

WCB students performing CPR training using manikins

Senior pupils attended the first of our CPR training sessions on Thursday 13th October. Students were shown how to carry out CPR using British Heart Foundation manikins designed for this purpose, as well as how to place someone in the recovery position and how to use a defibrillator. These are very important skills to learn […]

National Youth Choir NI Workshop

National Youth Choir NI Workshop conductor and WCB students singing

On Thursday 6th October, the National Youth Choir of Northern Ireland held an exciting and engaging workshop in Wellington College. The conductor, Andrew Nunn, hosted a variety of pupils from the school choir, Joseph Cast, as well as GCSE Music and A Level Performing Arts students. The pupils performed a variety of energetic exercises and […]

Nuffield Research Project Success

Samuel and Bradley receiving their Nuffield Research award

The Nuffield Research Placement is an opportunity for students to complete research within an area of STEM. Both Bradley’s and Samuel’s placements were with Ulster University. Over the course of a few weeks, they completed research before presenting their findings through a report and poster. Bradley researched artificial intelligence and machine learning for advanced facial […]

Past Pupil Visit to 6th Year Assembly

Sophie Kane - past pupil with WCB current students

Sixth Year welcomed Sophie Kane, the Deputy Head Girl for 2021-2022, to their assembly on Wednesday 28th September. Sophie offered the students her advice and wisdom from completing her A Levels last year. She reflected on what she learnt on how to have a successful Sixth Year experience, offering incredible insight and knowledge that was […]

Step Up – Young Enterprise NI

Young Enterprise NI Step Up presenter with some year 8 students

Year 8 students had the opportunity to develop skills and positive attitudes by participating in Young Enterprise NI Step Up. Year 13 students were great mentors!

Year 14 Talks Programme – Alcohol Awareness

WCB students with Andy from YMCA Drug & Alcohol Education Department

The Year 14 Talks programme continued on Friday 16th September 2022 with a presentation by Mr Andy Hill of the YMCA Drug & Alcohol Education Department. Andy spoke about the effects and consequences of alcohol use and the physical, emotional and life-style dangers of drinking. The talk was informative and provided a clear focus for […]

The Code Show NI visits Wellington College

Code Show NI launch at Wellington College

The Code Show NI is a pilot programme, using 1980’s 8 bit technology to enthuse KS3 to choose IT pathways at GCSE and as a career. The primary target audience of this event is KS3 pupils, primarily girls. The premise is to spark an interest and encourage pupils to choose IT as a subject and […]

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition

WCB students on Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

29 students from year 11 and year 13 completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st June. They hiked for two days through the Mournes, walking over 20km and camping overnight in Tollymore Forest Park. All students and staff had a fantastic time! If you are interested in completing the […]

Year 13 Pupils Return in June 2022

Year 13 pupils returned to the college in June 2022 after their AS exams and were engaged in a range of activities from ‘A2’ lessons through to UCAS and ‘cv’ preparing and Virtual work placements. They also had talks on interview techniques and what lies ahead in Year 14. It was not all classroom work, […]