The following pupils recently received notification of completing their Bronze DofE Awards. Each person successfully completed their volunteering, physical and skill sections between three to six months. They also working part of their team during a two day expedition In the Antrim Hills back in June of last year. Victor, Emma and Patrick have already started their Silver DofE Award.
Tiernan, Shea and Glen also received notification that all had successfully completed their Silver Award from last year. All of the boys have continued onto to Gold level and are looking forward to our forthcoming expedition this June/July in the Lake District.
Mr Crutchley – Duke of Edinburgh Co-Ordinator.
Mr Derek Leighton from McKenzie Menswear, Portstewart, came to school today to present our two year 11 ICT pupils, Sam Stuart and Liam Broadway and Mr McDaid with hoodies and polo shirts ahead of their visit to California next week.
The group will be travelling on Sunday with Digital DNA and sponsors from Sentinus, MCS Group and Innov8 as a result of winning an App competition last year.
This Sunday the boys and Mr McDaid will fly direct from Dublin to San Francisco. On arrival stateside they will attend a special Induction dinner followed by a visit to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Monday will see the group visit to UBER HQ followed by an afternoon’s sightseeing before -a visit to Stanford University and Facebook in Palo Alto on Tuesday.
The ICT theme will continue on Wednesday’s tour of the Googleplex Campus and Microsoft Technology Centre.
St Patrick’s Day on Thursday will enable the DCP three to feel a sense of home from home as they enjoy the opportunity to explore the San Francisco Bay area and attend the city's St Patrick's Day celebrations. This followed by a visit later that day to a Gamer Development Conference with a chance to network and develop contacts in the ICT Industry.
Friday will see the boys and Mr McDaid enjoying a final breakfast overlooking the spectacular setting of Alcatraz as they discuss the highlights of this fantastic week followed by the inevitable flight home to Dublin and the opportunity to tell family, friends and teachers about their trip of a lifetime.
Pics. include Derek Leighton with group and group with boys' Mums
Claire Burgoyne from the Ulster Science Park came to school today to present Sam Stuart with an Ipad Mini. Sam attended a young entrepreneurs’ event in Belfast last week ahead of his trip to Califormia this weekend . Sam was one of the lucky recipients of an Ipad mini.