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!

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 […]

Year 9 Employability visit to KROW

Year 9 Visit KROW Branding

The winning groups of the Year 9 Employability competition enjoyed a trip to Krow Branding, Belfast. The students were excellent- they worked very well in class and during their own time to create high-quality presentations. The content and delivery of their presentations were superb. The students were invited to the company’s boardroom to pitch their […]

WCB Oxbridge Club

Members of WCB Oxbridge Club at their inaugural meeting

The WCB Oxbridge Club had their inaugural meeting on Friday 11th March. The guest speaker was James Warner-Davies, the school liaison officer of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The WCB Oxbridge Club has been established to allow our most academic students to explore critical thinking, debating and current affairs. The WCB Oxbridge Club encourages students from Years 8 to […]