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Miss Rebecca Lowry

Welcome to the Year 14 page. Scroll down to see some of the things we’ve been up to this week!

This week the pupils in The Hive took part in the nationwide event of Volunteer Week. They began the week by becoming Classroom Assistants and enjoyed looking after the younger pupils in school. Next the pupils volunteered in the community by helping out the Lady Captain of Donaghadee Golf Club with some ground maintenance. The pupils helped out with the set up, running and take down of the Primary Sports Days. Finally the pupils worked with Matt from Volunteer Now to price items for sale in Oxfam Charity Shops. Matt also presented every pupil with an Impact Award certificate from Volunteer Now for their hard work over the week. Well done everyone that was a smashing week.

Volunteer Week 2024

We’ve been making the most of the lovely weather with our own pizzas cooked outside in a pizza oven, and doing a bit of gardening around the school grounds

The last 18th Birthday in Year 14! Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you!!!

Some photos from the Orchardville celebration of success at Titanic, Belfast. What a beautiful venue!

Donaghadee In Bloom is in full swing and we have been working along side Liz from the Donaghadee Community Development Association to make some beautiful window box planters. Team work makes the dream work! Well done everyone, I’m sure the residents of Donaghadee will be thrilled with the results!

Leisure for Life: Ramble to Orlock

Grace LOVED her birthday sing-song in Belfast after leading the travel training trip!!

For most people, this was our first time on the Glider! We got the bus to the Ulster Hospital, then took the glider to CS. Lewis Square to see some of the fantastic sculptures from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. From here it was a short walk to Connswater for lunch. Well done everyone for working so well together to get to destinations on time and to problem solving while travel training!

08/05: what an absolutely stunning day for some travel training and ice cream eating! Well done Kaylee for planning and leading this week's travel training expedition!!

What a busy week! Finalising coursework, travel training on buses AND trains, our first tennis session of the year, work experience and the gym! Phew! What a great start to May!

23/04: we had an amazing day using public transport to get to the Botanic Gardens in Belfast. We had chance to look at some of the exhibits at the Ulster Museum too. Great work planning your journey and navigating the big city Year 14!

Some pics from our week begining 15/04/2024. Well done everyone!

We welcomed Mrs Adger back to school this week - it's great to have her back with us! This week Miss Lowry and Mrs Adger were unbelievably proud of the Year 14 class for planning an INDEPENDENT Travel Training trip to Bloomfield Shopping Centre! Pupils had to work out their time schedule, and shop around for the best bargains to purchase items from the shopping list! Well done everyone for trying something new and showing such confidence in public!

The last week of term before our Easter holidays and we were treated to an amazing meal at Pier 36! What a fabulous way to celebrate Easter/ 18th birthdays and Mr Murray’s last week before he leaves to go to Vietnam! Yum!

We went to visit Rutledge in Bangor to see what they have to offer for our leavers. It was a great day! Lisa showed us around the building and we got to meet some of the staff and students!

Careers Week. Orchardville, Usel and Disability Action

Day of Inspiration from our Past Pupils

Leisure for Life MMA and Meditation

Disability Employment and Support Day

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!!!

WB 19/02: we gave presentations as part of our Communications coursework. We worked hard on our placements, and giving The Hive a spruce up!

It was another week of "firsts" in Travel Training, with our first time on a train! What a great day! Well done everyone - great communication buying bus and train tickets!

Leisure for Life Yoga

Six Nations Round 2 Pizza Bagels 🇮🇹

The Hive Six Nations Challenge 🏉 🇮🇪 🇮🇹 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇫🇷 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

We divided the pupils in to 6 groups with a member of staff as their captain. Each group was randomly assigned a country from the Six Nations Rugby Tournament 🏉 . Each pupil had to take a rugby selfie 🤳 and come up with their own nickname. Each week we will make a popular food from the county that is playing Ireland. This week we made Croissants 🥐. The competition and banter has already started in the Hive. Good luck to all teams with extra luck going to Ireland ☘️😀😀

What a great day out! Our first ever travel training session to Belfast, using a familiar mode of transport. We did some sight seeing and made time to check out a few favourite spots before having lunch and heading home. Great work practicing independent life skills everyone!

Check out these amazing shakers we have made for Primary pupils using recycled materials! I’m sure they will be very pleased with their musical crafty gifts from us!

We used our Y Link cards to travel on the bus to Bloomfield Shopping Centre. Great communication everyone!

Leisure for life Yoga

Our first week back saw us take on a "new year new me" challenge! Pedestrian travel training following the green cross code and road safety rules! Sausage rolls to celebrate reaching the finish line of our big walk!

Leisure For Life Yoga in Donaghadee Community Centre

Wb 4/12: check out our contribution to the Christmas Tree Display in Donaghadee... great job Key Stage 5!

Wb 27/11: We went around town to invite local businesses to our community performance of Peter Pan! Very cold day, but really nice to chat with the public and get excited for our show!

W/B 20/11: everyone has been so busy with Pantomime preparation, but don’t worry... we still had time to celebrate Megan’s big day!

W/b 20/11: and here is our DonaghaDEER In Bloom all finished! Well done everyone! Remember to look out for him at Bloomfield Shopping Centre!

Wb 13/11: we've all been super busy with pantomime prep this week - whether it be in the art group, ICT team, on stage, or dancing! In and amongst rehearsal time, we have the challenge of decorating this lovely reindeer!! Look out for KHS's reindeer at Bloomfield Shopping Centre in December (here is a 'before' pic... Just wait until you see his transformation!)

Wb 6/11: we learned about Remembrance Sunday and visited the war memorial in Donaghadee. Panto season has well and truly started and several pupils took part in auditions - ready to get going next week with rehearsals! Oh yes we are!

Leisure for Life: Technology Edition

Can you believe it is already the final week of term one?! To get into the Halloween spirit, year 14 looked at other uses for pumpkins... they aren’t just for carving! We cooked and ate pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin cake. We even made our own marshmallow fondant icing.... Of course made to look like A PUMPKIN! yum! Happy Halloween everyone!

The Hutch and Hive Halloween Movie Madness

First Aid Training with Michael and Glenn from MCP First Aid Training

A few photos from Clandeboye Lodge Hotel, at the awards ceremony for Britain In Bloom. Well done year 14 (represented by T and G) for all of your hard work over the last year which led us to being awarded "Best School Project"!

Leisure For Life : Extreme Weather Edition

Key Stage 4 & 5 Options Morning

10th October: a very creative start to the week, with our Design House Cup Challenge, followed by HE cooking skills! Yum!

Wb 9/10: as well as celebrating World Mental Health Day (see video below), we also celebrated Jessica’s big 18th Birthday! We did travel training this week to Newtownards SERC, in readiness for next weeks option morning!

Leisure for Life

World Mental Health Day: Tea & Talk or Coffee & Chat

To mark World Mental Health Day, the pupils in Year 13 and Year 14 decide to spread a little joy around school. They made, packed and delivered Rice Krispie Treats to every class in the school. The Busy Bees from the Beehive Cafe hosted a Tea & Talk morning in the school staff room. The pupils worked in 15 minutes shifts over break time, serving tea, coffee and great conversation. Scott even treated some staff to a stand up comedy routine. After looking after others, they took time to look after themselves with coffee, computer games, pool, a walk to the beach and then finished off with a cone of their favourite ice cream. Well done to all the pupils in our Key Stage 5 Hive. 🐝🐝

W/b 02/10: can you believe it is October already?! It was Grace’s week for travel training and she led us very well around different parts of Bangor! Daniel the horse came to visit and we emailed him as he set off on his holidays.... Let’s hope he stays in touch!

Check out our autumn/ Halloween themed ceramic plate art!

25/09: Travel training took us to Newtownards this week to learn about connecting busses! Thankfully Storm Agnes didn’t blow us away! We had a talk from Volunteer NI to teach us all about opportunities moving forward.

Wb 18/09: another fantastic week, including travel training using three different bus routes! We had our first session with Orchardville and also did some lovely plate painting in art!

Wb 11/09: another busy week, with our first public travel training sessions using our Y Link cards, first day at work experience, and first session at the gym! Well done everyone for giving 100% and making great first impressions!

A few photos from our first week of year 14... some teamwork games, birthday celebrations, and even a trip to Belfast! What a great start to the year! Scroll down to see some of the action from Hollywood Bowl!

Team building at bowling! Well done everyone!


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