Ashfield Girls' High School
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Young Enterprise Success
On Friday 23rd January this year’s Young Enterprise Company ‘Flash Photography’ attended the Belfast and Castlereagh Area Trade Fair in the Castle Court Shopping Centre, Belfast.
The girls had the opportunity to employ their enterprising skills, offering a fun photo booth experience with a variety of props to choose from. They had a wide range of customers from a very cute 6 month old baby to adults who wanted a laugh during their lunch break. The customers were delighted with their snaps, which were printed instantly.
The girls thoroughly enjoyed their day and received excellent feedback from the judges. They were delighted to be awarded the ‘Best Marketing Award’ and Assistant Managing Director Charlotte McKnight won ‘Best Sales Person’ for her impressive selling technique.
Posted on the: 30th January 2015
Targeting My Future
On Tuesday 13th January 2015 Ashfield Girls’ High School held their Mock Results Day for the Year 12 pupils.
After the girls received their results they were given study skills advice as well as careers guidance by Eye4Education.
Following the event one girl commented, “I feel that today helped me a lot. It helped me to organise my time better. It was very beneficial as I now know the steps to achieve the job I want to do when I’m older. I found out different ways that I can revise and I am excited to put them into action.”
Posted on the: 19th January 2015
School Carol Service at St Marks
The school Carol Service took place on Tuesday 16th December and was a magical evening which displayed the plethora of talent here in Ashfield Girls’ High School. The service opened with a captivating vocal solo by Keziah McKinnell, who sang the first verse of Once in Royal David’s City unaccompanied, from the back of the church. The choir performances during the service were both beautiful and featured solo performances from Amber Beckinsdale, Naomi Daly, Cassandra Mooney and Grace Owens, all from year 8. Thanks also go to our student teacher Miss Cruise, who conducted one of the choir performances and accompanied the second on the piano. Two year 12 GCSE vocal pupils, Holly McCoy and Sansha Moore, gave a wonderful rendition of the well-known Christmas song “O Holy Night” and their performance was pitch perfect.
The band gave two super performances of the well know carols God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Coventry Carol. The latter featured a haunting solo by Bethany Hollies from year 10, on flute. Thanks go to all the peripatetic tutors who helped prepare the pupils for these performances and to those who came along to help by performing on the night: Ms Rees, Mrs Cripps, Miss Cruise, Mr Skillen, Mr McDermott, Mr Irvine and Ms Patterson. Special thank go to our visiting trumpeter Mrs Cruise, who played with the band and added an extra element to each of the congregational hymns by playing the famous descant parts. Our organist for the evening was Mr Hunter and thanks also go to him for his help to make the occasion by playing the hymns on the church organ.
Our String Ensemble also gave two beautiful renditions of the traditional carols “Wind Through the Olive Trees” and “Sans Day Carol” and thanks go to their tutor Mrs Moore for her support in the preparation and in the performances.
Finally, we had a special treat in the form of the staff choir, who reformed to prepare the Bob Chilcott arrangement of “In the Bleak Midwinter”. The numerous lunchtime rehearsals paid off and all staff involved should be congratulated on the standard of performance which was achieved. Many of the audience commented on the success of this performance and we must thank Mr Skillen for his wonderful piano accompaniment.
Thanks also go to the Rev Adrian Dorian for welcoming us so warmly to his church an leading us in worship on the night of the Carol Service.
Posted on the: 15th January 2015
Rebecca from Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children came to assembly this morning to receive a cheque on behalf of our Junior school pupils
An amazing £3875.88 was raised through the recent ReadOn fundraising event. Rebecca spoke to the girls about the amazing work, which this charity provides in supporting children and families who are battling cancer.
Posted on the: 19th December 2014
Ashfield Girls’ Hour of Code
This week the girls in years 8-10 joined an estimated 100 million pupils from across the globe for an “Hour of Code”. With game based learning for all ages “Hour of Code” is designed to get pupils, parents and teachers excited about the world of computing.
Through the code.org website pupils and parents can logon and try their first few lines of code in a free and safe environment.
Each tutorial takes you step by step and they are designed for all ages. Why not log on and try it out yourself at code.org?
Posted on the: 18th December 2014