Ashfield Girls' High School
Challenging girls today, creating women of value for the future
Bronze Award for Most Inspirational School
Three years ago, we decided to pick one local and one global charity to focus our support. Coincidentally, we were approached by both TEN foundation and the NI Hospice. The pupils were engaged by the ethos behind both projects and felt that they drew parallels in terms of supporting local communities and helping international communities.
We decided to help raise money for the Wall of Hope, as we felt that it was important to help a local charity to provide a valuable service. Our task was to raise £1000 per year over 3 years for the NI Hospice and to raise £10,000 over 3 years for TEN foundation. The £10,000 was to build an adult livelihood centre for single mothers affected by the Philippines Tsunami, to help them become independent.
All fundraising activities focus on our school ethos ‘challenging girls today, creating women of value for the future’. We believe that by involving both senior and junior student councils, and our senior charity committee, that all pupils are part of the decision making process and the fundraising. Pupils have a sense of commitment, achievement and understanding of the needs of others.
As a result of our fundraising efforts, out of 77 schools, we were awarded the NI Hospice Bronze Award for Most Inspirational School. This is a fantastic achievement for our pupils and recognises the hard work carried out for their local and global community.
Posted on the: 23rd May 2016
Vex Robotic Challenge
On Thursday 28th April, 7 pupils from Year 10 competed in the UK finals of the Vex Robotic Challenge. The inter schools competition was organised by VEX Robotics and supported by the Ulster University and The Royal Academy of Engineering.
A total of 9 schools competed from across the Provence. The qualification process was based on the accumulation of points in each of the rounds.
Ashfield Girls’ gave a spirited and competitive performance throughout the competition and narrowly missed out on qualifying for the final.
Well done girls!
Round 1: AGHS 30 – 36 ABHS
Round 2: AGHS 5 – 20 St Patricks College, Dungannon
Round 3: AGHS 35 – 35 St Josephs, Derry
Posted on the: 20th May 2016