Ashfield Girls' High School
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Royal Navy Chef cooks up a storm in the HE department!
On Monday 6th June a Royal Navy Chef from the Youth Engagement Team visited the HE department. Year 9 and 10 pupils enjoyed watching a cookery demonstration of a Thai Chicken Curry with a twist of chocolate!
The girls were interested to hear about the variety of job opportunities available within the Royal Navy.
The Chef told stories of the hundreds of navy personnel and senior officials he had cooked for around the world.
It’s not every day you get to eat curry made by a chef who has cooked for the Queen!
Posted on the: 21st June 2016
Ashfield goes Racing with GreenPower
On Saturday 11th June 2016, a group of Year 13 and Year 14 students participated in the all island NI & IE Greenpower Festival held at Kirkistown Racing Circuit.
The students had been invited along to test drive the new scratch build car , the ‘SG1’ on behalf of the Greenpower Education Trust. Greenpower is a world-leading STEM project, based in the UK, primarily for schools, to design, build and race an electric car.
Over 600 teams participate nationwide in the programme, with a growing international footprint with schools in China, USA and Poland now participating. The designer and engineer of the car, Gary Coulden-Smith, had transported the car from Scotland to the event so the girls could take part.
The teams looked the part in their coveralls and new helmets, which were very kindly lent to the team by Phillip McCallen Motorcycles Ltd.
Despite never driving an electric race car before and not officially competing, the girls drove the car extremely well and managed to top the leaderboard in both of the one and a half hour head-to-head races.
Next year, Ashfield Girls’ hope to compete in Formula 24 with their own car.
Posted on the: 14th June 2016