St Benedict's College, Randalstown

St Benedict’s Sport

St Benedict’s were extremely proud of their Gaelic Footballers and Hurlers, who dominated the recent TirNa nOg Player of the Year awards on Sunday 4th Nov. Congratulations to all the award winners . We are particularly delighted to see our very own Mr Kieran McGeary , ( Tyrone Footballer and Teacher if PE ) making all of the presentations at the celebration as the club’s special guest . Photo 1. Connor Hastings and Shane Hinfey , County Football Award Photo 2 malachy martin U12 Hurler Photo 3 Kieran mccampfill u12 Dual Player Photo 4 Connor Hastings U14s Footballer Photo 5 naoise O’Donnell u12 Football Photo 6 Joel Robb u12 Football Photo 7 Carla oNeill u 16 Dual player Photo 8 Kian Devine U

St. Benedict’s Annual School Ramble

Last Friday the whole College community came together for our Annual School Ramble and fundraiser. It is a unique and special occasion which allows pupils to show initiative and take responsibility for fundraising for the event. Feedback from local residents who observed the Ramble was very positive with many acknowledging how “ mannerly and respectful “ the pupils were and noting the positive contribution they were making towards raising valuable funds for school projects.

Storying Telling Event

Year 8 St. Benedict’s pupils celebrated Good Relations Week with an intercultural fusion of stories and music with Kate Corkery and Winston Nzinga, an Irish/Afro-Caribbean duo of storytellers and musicians, known as Spud and Yam. Together they presented a lively feast of traditional tales, music and song. The storytellers are involved in the Armstrong Storytelling bursary which funded the teenage storytelling event last year with Liz Weir and Pat Ryan. The following pupils were presented with certificates for their participation and successful completion of the cross-community event. Ellie Johnston, Caragh O'Boyle, Charlotte Neeson , John O'Boyle, Rosie Hawthorne, Katie Kirkpatrick, Aoife L

Tulip Planting With Tidy Randalstown

(sponsored flower bed in the town) Friday 16th November 2017 We planted tulip bulbs with Suzanne from Tidy Randalstown. We designed the flower bed, planted the tulips and cleaned up. We even got chocolates! I like working with the Eco Club and people from my school. Shane 8G This afternoon we did Tidy Randalstown work. We planted tulip bulbs then covered them in soil. We planted more on top. I like working outside with my classmates. Emily 8F I like to plant the tulip bulbs and putting soil over them. We cleaned everything up with water and then brushed the pavement. Suzanne showed us what to do, which was great fun! It was the best Friday ever! Michael 9H

Teaching Strategies: What Students Might Learn from Playing Board Games

Research has already revealed that simply playing board games in the classroom or on family game night helps brain development. Often we think of board games as relegated to the family’s dusty closet or the indoor recess backup plan on rainy days. But board games offer a variety of mind-enriching opportunities that could provide big benefits for our St. Benedict's students via emplyong them as part of our teaching strategies.

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