As reported previously, the school prides itself in creating opportunities for the children to learn in the area of technology and design - like more traditional art-related activities, it genuinely develops creativity, team-working, design and problem-solving skills. After winning last year's SEELB heat for P7 teams, the school asked and was granted permission to host this year's SEELB area heat. Some nine schools took part, with Millisle PS running out winners - along with their (fully working, battery powered) Olympic torch! And where better to take their picture than in front of the building erected in memory of one of N. Ireland's premier ship designers? Correct - there is no better place!
Prior to the very exciting item below, our traditional Easter Service saw children from P1-3, along with P3 parents, enjoy a service of reflection and celebration of 'new life'. Rev McCLean also taught everyone about watching films rather more carefully than we sometimes do... We were also entertained by some of our wonderful young musicians - congratulations to them for their recent exam successes.
It's here and we're so, so proud. Please get yourself and your friends a copy - on sale from school and outlets around Comber from the week beginning 2 April 2012...
At £10, you simply can't afford to miss out...
Pictured at the book launch are members of the Andrews family (book sponsors), the Chief Executive of the SEELB, Stanton Sloan, and the school production team of Karen Graham and Ralph Magee.
While all the excitement of the book launch was going on in the Assembly Hall, a special and fitting finale to the term was taking place in the school playground. All the children were present to witness the release of hundreds of balloons. The children had purchased these from the PTA as part of a fund-raising 'balloon race'. At the time of writing, the furthest travelled balloon label was found in Kent, very close to the English Channel! A prize is winging its way to the owner.