The success of #RaineyRocketry in the past few years has been matched only by the enthusiasm of its members. In 2014 the inaugural meeting was held. A team was formed and against all expectations the newbies saw off competition to win the Northern Ireland heat of UKAYRoc regional finals, before finishing a very impressive 5th in the National finals. With the absence of a competition in 2015 it was a title the team were to hold for two years.
On Wednesday the 22nd March, five AS Chemistry pupils; Abbie Speers, Pollyanne Fullerton Bungay, Rachel Curry, Rachel Brown, Leanne McKinley , Mrs Short and Dr Peggs visited Kilronan School, Magherafelt, to carry out sensory experiments with the nursery class. We were welcomed at the door by two of the pupils who then escorted us to the classroom where were introduced to the other three pupils within the class.
On Saturday 24th March, the Rainey Endowed School sent 3 lower 6th pupils, Annie O’Boyle, Martin Cudden and me to the Chemistry Analyst Competition held in Stranmillis University in Belfast.
Initially we met with the other schools before the competition started and had a chance to converse about what the experiments we would have to conduct might be.
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The Ulster Youth choir recently visited Rainey Endowed to deliver a workshop for our junior and senior choir. This was a fantastic experience for over 90 of our pupils who attended. Following on from this, twenty eight of our students have been selected for the Junior Ulster Youth choir or the Ulster Youth Training Choir. This is a wonderful opportunity for these pupils which reflects their commitment and talent.
As part of the action plan for litter reduction in the school, the Eco Team enjoyed an afternoon cleaning up the school grounds. Pictured are some members of the Eco Team involved in litter picking before going on to enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate.
Year 10 pupils at Rainey were inspired today by our visiting speakers from NICILT (QUB), Europe direct and British Airways who, through a variety of activities demonstrated the range of careers options facilitated by the study of more than one foreign language to GCSE level and beyond.
Merci bien! ¡Muchas Gracias! 🇫🇷🇪🇸 Vive les langues étrangères! Viva los idiomas extranjeros!
A2 English Literature pupils enjoyed a workshop focusing on Heaney’s use of the chorus in their A-Level text ‘The Burial at Thebes’. Before the workshop they had the opportunity to view the excellent exhibition at HomePlace. Thanks to Sheila Fullerton for another hugely successful event at this wonderful local resource. @SHHomePlace
Courtney Weir – Second Place in Northern Ireland Final of Soroptimist Competition
On Saturday 4th February 2017, Courtney Weir (year twelve) took part in the Northern Ireland Final of the Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition, which was held in Hillsborough Village Centre. Courtney won the local heat (Ballymoney and District) which was held in Ballymoney, back in November 2016 and involved nineteen competitors.
On Thursday morning, 2nd February, the Year 11 Applied Business class visited ‘The Jungle’ to collect information for their controlled assessment. Pupils are required to investigate entrepreneurship and Mr Robert Carmichael kindly agreed to complete their questionnaire and give a presentation on how the Jungle began and has developed over the years.
Rainey ES 1st XV played their rescheduled Danske Bank School Cup game on Wednesday 25th January. After the frost on Saturday, Wednesday’s conditions were much better. Playing with a slight breeze Regent House went immediately on the attack, dominating both territory and possession.