Why does my hot chocolate sing? BT Young Scientist Competition

WCB students at BT Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin 2023

Three of our year 10 pupils, Maxwell, Jackson and Jack were invited to showcase their project on frequency of sound, entitled ‘Why does my hot chocolate sing?’ at the BT Young Scientist show at the RDS in Dublin. Accompanied by Mr Cardwell, Senior Leader, they heard from the Irish President, Michael D. Higgins, were interviewed […]

Oxbridge offer

Past pupil Laoise Corrigan at Prize Day 2022

Congratulations to Laoise Corrigan, Deputy Head Girl 2022, who has received an unconditional offer to read Music at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. Laoise studied A Levels in Music, Performing Arts, History and English Literature, gaining 4 A* grades. Laoise is a past pupil of Loughview Integrated Primary School. We are very proud of Laoise’s […]

Year 14 Talks Programme – Action Mental Health

Action Mental Health visit to Wellington College

On Friday 25th November 2022, Mr Hugh Roarty from Action Mental Health visited the college to provide a talk on mental health for our Year 14 students. Hugh outlined key ways to help maintain mental well-being and noted the professional support available for anyone who needs help. The Year 14 agreed that the talk was […]

Year 14 Talks Programme – NI Blood Transfusion Service

Visit from the NI Blood Transfusion Service to WCB

The Year 14 Talks programme welcomed a presentation by Ms Sarah Sloan of the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service. Sarah spoke about the importance of giving blood and allowed our 6th Formers to reflect on the necessity of such a service. The talk was very informative and provided a clear focus for our pupils on […]

Year 14 Talks Programme – NIE

Zara from NIE at Wellington talk to Year 14 students

The Year 14 Talks programme continued on Friday 11th November 2022 with a presentation by Ms Zara Bolton from Northern Ireland Electricity Networks (NIE). Zara spoke about career opportunities and the recruitment process within the NIE. The talk was very interesting and provided further career options for our pupils to consider.

Year 10 Geography Field Trip

Year 10 students at Geography field trip in Newcastle Co Down

Year 10 Geography classes made their annual fieldtrip to Murlough and Newcastle in September. They spent the morning on the beach collecting data on pebble size and shape, followed by the sampling of a variety of plant species in the sand dune succession. The data they have collected will be used to complete their fieldwork […]

WCB Year 14 STEM Ambassadors

WCB Year 14 Students who completed STEM Ambassador training

The Year 14 students enjoyed their training with STEM Hub NI. They are now qualified as STEM Ambassadors and can conduct their own STEM research and projects with primary schools and Key Stage 3 classes.

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.

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 […]

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!