Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2016

Students from St. Joseph’s Grammar recently took part in the annual Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the watchful guidance of Miss Anne Fitzgerald. The children greatly benefited from the experience and were commended by everyone on their warmth, compassion and generosity. Below are a number of images from the pilgrimage.

 

Year 8 Ladies Football blitz, MUSA, Cookstown

Two Year 8 ladies teams took part in the annual blitz in MUSA. Both teams were excellent in the group stages. Team JJ, captained by Áine Gallagher and VC Kila Kirby were very a class act and extremely competitive winning 3 games out of 4, narrowly missing out on a semi-final place on points difference.

Team Turner, captained by Eva Corr and VC Áine Ní Éignigh stormed through the group stages topping the group with 3 wins and a controversial draw. They were excellent throughout and were beaten in a closely fought semi-final encounter with the Dean Maguirc, Carrickmore.

The students really were a credit to the jersey and the school. The future is bright for ladies football with these girls around. Maith sibh!

Year 13s attend Women in STEM event

Orla and Helen are pictured in London at a Women in STEM event. Together with other pupils from their Engineering class in SWC they were selected to attend this prestigious event and had the opportunity to attend the Houses of Parliament.STEMLondon

Salters’ Chemistry Festival at QUB

Four Year 9 students- Claire McCooey, Oisin McCann, Rachel McAllister and Niamh Quinn recently attended Queens University for the annual Salters’ Festival of Chemistry. During the event the students ran two experiments, a murder mystery (that they had to solve using forensic chemistry) and the great egg race- where they had to increase the temperature of a cup using chemicals.

The students worked really well and thoroughly enjoyed their day out and hopefully this will help other pupils realise the future possibilities chemistry provides. For more information on the Festival itself click on the following link: http://saltersinstitute.co.uk/festivals