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 […]

Pupils selected for National Youth Choir training

Pupils selected for National Youth Choir training

Grace T, Abigail M, Rosie McW, Laura McG, Tai H, Gabby S, Erin D, Grace K & Alexandra P got selected for the training choir of the National Youth Choir Northern Ireland – NYCNI after auditioning at a Vocal Workshop. Congratulations to everyone- what a fantastic achievement.

Year 9 Visit to PWC Belfast

Year 9 visit PWC Belfast - group photograph of students

9CW and 9ML enjoyed a trip to the PWC buildings for a work based learning event. The students had the opportunity to explore the facilities, meet senior staff and take part in a range of workshops. Thanks very much to PwC LLP UK for a great day!

WCB students at COP27 Simulation Event

Two Wellington College Year 14 students, Nina and Joshua, recently attended the COP27 Climate Negotiation Simulation Event run by the British Council at Belfast City Hall. Working with 27 other NI schools and an international school in Cairo, they discovered what it was like to negotiate a climate deal. Playing the role of Egypt alongside […]

Minister’s Visit for the WCB Pollinator Project

Minister Edwin Poots at WCB launching our pollinator project

Edwin Poots, the Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, enjoyed a visit to Wellington College on Friday 21st October. Following our successful application for a £12,000 grant to develop a Pollinator Project from the Live Here, Love Here programme Mr Poots was visiting to get a first-hand view of the project. Students, staff, STEM […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Great Jubilee Bake Off

WCB Bake off 2022

The Great Jubilee Bake Off sponsored by Andrew Ingredients and supported by the Department of Education took place in Wellington College today. First place went to Claire M (10 NK), Second place to Zoe M (10 CC), Third place to Lucy J (10 NK) The judges were delighted with the standard of entries this year. […]