Aife Gough received a Certificate of Merit from the Pramerica team as part of their Spirit of Community awards. Aife was presented with this award for her outstanding commitment to volunteering and her advocacy role as an #iWill Youth Ambassador,
For all students in the Drama Theatre on Friday 22nd March at 6.30pm
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Kira McDonnell was presented with her Pramerica Spirit of Community Award. She is one of twenty finalists from throughout Ireland who will be presented with a Pramerica medallion and 500 euro at an awards ceremony in the Aviva Stadium on March 28 in recognition of her outstanding work in the community.
Kira is pictured here with Mr Gerard Devlin from the GTCNI and the Pramerica Spirit of Community panel
Despite storm Gareth hitting the north coast, it passed in time to allow the GCSE and AS fieldtrip to set off to Magilligan Field Centre to conduct essential data collection for their June exams.
The Year 12 students conducted a river study on the Curly Burn river, collecting data on the river's depth, width, bedload and velocity as we moved downstream.
The Year 13 collected their data on sand dune succession and examined the changes in the soil as they moved inland.
As well as enhancing their fieldwork skills, the trip allowed the classes to apply the theory that they study in the classroom to geography in the real world.
Year 9 and 10 students have created a video entitled ‘Bad Romance with Plastic’ for the Young Reporters for the Environment Competition. The SD News Team conducted research and have reported on our excessive use of plastic, its impacts on our environment and explores ways we can break the plastic habit.
Congratulations to our Millennium Volunteer 200 Hour ‘Awards of Excellence’ winners
· Elen O’Rawe Year 13
· Kira McDonnell Year 13
· Lauryn KaneYyear 10
They were presented with their awards at the Volunteer Now event held at Belfast City Hall. Anna McCaffrey who also completed this award will receive her award at a later date.
Ciarraí Culbert, Belfast Hills Partnership’s Environmental Youth Ambassador, will join 70 other young people as part of the ‘Our Bright Future’ programme. In preparation for her visit Ciarraí met with West Belfast MP Paul Maskey who congratulated the St Dominic’s pupil on becoming a Youth Ambassador.
“This is very clearly an important role,” said Mr Maskey. “I will ensure that people like myself and other colleagues will continue to cherish and care for our local environment.”
Following a tough written application and web interview, two Year 10 students Amy McCann and Danielle Aleria were appointed to become 2019 Campaign Champions for this year's Send My Friend Campaign which aims for global education for all. They are one of only 11 schools across the entire UK to be selected.
Amy stated "I'm very excited to get involved in something that will make change happen in an area that I'm really passionate about". Danielle commented that she was "very thrilled to engage in a campaign that will help children receive the education that they rightfully deserve".
Amy and Danielle will take part in an action-packed 2 day residential at the end of March in England developing their skills to take the campaign message to the heart of government, meeting with MPs, Ministers and other high-level figures to try and make a difference for the 262 million children who remain locked out of education.
Watch this space to see how you can help with their campaign!