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English Department Latest News

 

Miss Rees, Head of English, working with P5 students for Literacy in Saints and Scholars

 

A sponsored Readathon with KS3 students was recently held in Integrated College Dungannon facilitated by English Department and College Library . A fantastic amount of nearly £450 was raised for the Readathon charities of CLIC Sargent and The Roald Dahl Foundation. Pictured receiving the cheque is Gemma McCallan on behalf of CLIC Sargent, Ashley, the top fundraiser overall, and Alexander, top fundraiser for Year 8. Also pictured are Caroline Gilligan, College Librarian and Andrea Rees, Head of English.

 

 

Pictured above is Year 10 student Estere Gulbe, receiving her book voucher from Miss Gilligan, the College Librarian,and commendation for reading over 100 books from the College Library

The English Department and Library ran ‘Readathon’ on the 7 th-28 th March this year involving Year 8 and 9 students.

 

Readathon is a charity for young people with cancer from the ages of 0 -24 .The main charities benefiting from Readathon are Clic Sargent and the Roald Dahl foundation. Students were sponsored to read a book or books of their own choice and to take part in Table Quizzes based on well known Literature. It was a fun fundraiser as well as promoting reading.

Congratulations and thanks to all students who participated in the event. We raised a total of £150 .A special mention and appreciation must be shown for Year 9 student Ashley Nesbitt, our top fundraiser who raised a phenomenal £97!

Claire McAuley a representative from Clic Sargent, Belfast kindly attended a whole school assembly on 21 st June 2012.  She outlined for us that the money raised will go to the ‘Home From Home’ project. This is a project for the purchasing of two houses close to the hospital for parents of children with cancer to stay during their treatment rather than having to travel many miles every day to be with their child. Claire was proudly presented with a cheque by Miss. Rees, Head of English, in our assembly, with Ashley receiving a voucher and certificate from Miss Gilligan, our College Librarian.

 

Students who were successful in having their poetry published in an anthology entitled “Festive Feelings” are pictured with their English teacher Mrs Campbell

Students who were successful in having their poetry published in an anthology entitled “Festive Feelings” are pictured with their English teacher Miss McManus

Students who were successful in having their poetry published in an anthology entitled “Festive Feelings” are pictured with their English teacher Mrs Venon

The English Department and Library in Integrated College Dungannon ran a Reading Olympics this year for KS3 students to help promote Literacy and a Reading Culture. Students undertook reading a range of literature from the College Library before completing a number of tasks to share their enjoyment of the books with others. Students were presented with their certificates by Mr.Sleeth in their end of year assembly. Pictured above are class 8D with Miss Rees, Head of English

Pictured above are 8I with Miss Rees, Head of English. The students were presented with their Bronze Reading Olympics Certificates.

Pictured above are 8C with Miss Rees, Head of English. The students were presented with their Bronze Reading Olympics Certificates.

 

Class 8I following their recent Spelling Bee Competition. Pictured with 8I are the overall winner Rebekah Njoroge and Leila O’Neill, who came second, being presented with their certificates and prizes by Miss Rees, Head of English.

 

Year 8 pupil, Rebecca Diffin was successful in the recent Youth Justice Agency Poetry Competition.  At the request of Justice Minister, David Ford, Rebecca attended a prize giving ceremony in Parliament Buildings on Wednesday 18th April. Her poem is shown above.

 

Jack and Pierre-Louis from Year 8, winners of the Table Quiz held in the English Department as part of the Readathon fundraising event being undertaken by Years 8 and 9. They are presented with their prizes by Miss Gilligan, College Librarian, who helped organise the event. Readathon raises funds for the Roald Dahl Foundation and Clic Sargeant charities.

 

Students taking part in the Readathon Table Quiz.

Miss Rees, Head of English with 8I as they undertake the Table Quiz for Readathon.

Students taking part in the Readathon Table Quiz.

 

 

Miss Rees, Head of English, engaged Year 8 students’ cross curricular skills involving Using ICT, English, Art and Home Economics. Miss Rees encouraged the students to design and produce posters advertising a ‘Bake-Off Competition’. Following these winning poster entries by James and Oisin, the Year 8s proceeded with the ‘Bake-Off Competition’. Entries were of a very high standard and judged by Mrs Sleeth, Head of Home Economics. All students across the college benefited from the resulting entries when they were given the opportunity to purchase the buns and cakes. Proceeds went to the English Department. Pictured above are proud winners of the ‘Bake-Off Competition’ Grace, Anna and Leila with Miss Rees.

 

Miss Gilligan, school librarian, congratulates James Traynor and Oisin Maginness. The Year 9 students used their advertising and IT skills to win the Poster Competition advertising the English Department’s upcoming ‘Bake Off’ Competition.

 

AS English Literature students preparing for Open Night 2012

MIss A Rees, Head of English, with Iara a year 8 student on Open Night

A Year 8 student, Callum, manages the Power point display for the English Department on Open Night.

Year 9 students Darren, Cliodhna, James and Eden, receiving their prizes and certificates for “top spellers” of AP1.

Year 9 students, Eden and Rebecca, receiving their prizes and certificates for “top spellers” of Ap2

 

Stein, winner of the Year 10 Library Advertisement Competition, being presented with his prize by Miss Gilligan, Librarian and Miss Rees, Head of English