Ashfield Girls' High School
Challenging girls today, creating women of value for the future
Spring Sponsored Walk
Ashfield Girls' High braved the showers to step out in aid of Ten Foundation, and complete the annual sponsored walk. Despite the dark clouds the spirits were high, as both staff and pupils walked two laps of the Circular Road.
The sponsored walk this year brings to a close our 3 year commitment to raise £10 000 to build an Ashfield Centre in the Philippines. The centre has been designed to train local women in craft making, so that they can support their families.
This will in turn allow the children within these families to be educated, using the funds raised from the centre.
As always our parents, pupils and local community have been very generous in their donations - with the total still rising we are confident that we will achieve our £3000 target for this event.
Posted on the: 30th March 2015
Film Club at Into Film Awards
It has been a phenomenal week for Film Club at Ashfield Girls’ as we were awarded Film Club of the Year at the Into Film Awards Ceremony in London this week-the top club out of over 10,000 clubs in the UK. The pupils who attended the ceremony, Poppy Huntley (Year 9) , Krizzah Policarpio and Helen Joiner (Year 11) received their award from Harry Potter star Jessie Cave and Ross Anderson of UNBROKEN before attending an ‘after party’ at Planet Hollywood with 600 other guests.
Helen and Krizzah also visited BBC Belfast this morning where they were interviewed on the Good Morning Ulster programme about their London experience and you can hear their interview here. 90 pupils also attended a special screening today of ‘The Book Thief’ on a ‘Moveimobile’-a specially adapted lorry which houses a mobile cinema. This was a prize which school received as part of the ‘Bring a Friend to Film Club’ competition.
Film Club will begin again next year so we hope to see lots of new members there.
Belfast Telegraph Article
Posted on the: 30th March 2015
Year 10 Badminton House Tournament
Congratulations to Belmont House winners Abbie Ritchie & Jordan Bright. The pair were undefeated in their group matches and remained strong in the final winning 15-13 against Harland's Kaitlyn McCullough & Paulina Niedoba.
Thanks to all Year 10 pupils who took part in the tournament, the PE staff were really pleased with the standard of the games and the spirit in which all matches were played.
Posted on the: 25th March 2015
Caring, Sharing Pupils at Ashfield
Pupils at Ashfield Girls’ High School, East Belfast, presented cheques to the value of £1500 to representatives from NI Hospice and Cancer Fund for Children this week (Thursday 19th March).
Deirdre Melly (NI Hospice) and Naomi Braithwaite (Cancer Fund for Children) visited the school to receive their cheques and to share with pupils, the work which the charities undertake in our community.
The pupils raised the money through a range of charity events which included a Christmas Craft Fair and a non-uniform day.
Posted on the: 23rd March 2015
Girls on Film...
We are delighted to announce that Ashfield Girls' Film Club has reached the final 3 of the National Film Club of the Year Competition and as such, 3 pupils along with Ms Rossborough and Mrs R Lyons will travel to London on 24th March to attend the Awards Ceremony. With over 10,000 film clubs running across the United Kingdom, this is a remarkable achievement to reach this stage.
A huge 'thank you' is also sent out to all parents of Film Club members, Mrs McClelland and Mrs Lyons who generously provided delicious buns and tray-bakes for our fund raising sale where we raised a new record of £260.
We wish the girls a safe and memorable trip and the best of luck at the event.
Posted on the: 11th March 2015