Welcome back and a Happy New Year to everyone!
We have added text only at this stage, but the photos will be uploaded very soon...
The beginning of the month saw a very busy first week with our Open Evening - thanks to everyone who helped in any way, both children and parents. Andrews Memorial certainly looked the part and all feedback we received was extremely positive.
The Primary 4 children visited Castle Ward as part of their World Around Us topic of World War 2. They spent the day as 'evacuees' and learned about life during the war for children who had been sent to a safer place, away from bombing raids. Of course, as children, life had to carry on in as normal a way as possible, but in a very different place. The pupil's understanding of the issues the evacuees faced was increased markedly through interactive experiences provided by the brilliant staff at Castle Ward. They also learned about the impact of rationing and the role of the 'land girls'.
Our footballers had yet another very successful 5-a-side tournament at Ards Leisure Centre, once again finishing in runners-up spot after a hard fought series of matches. This is the third year the school has been pipped in the final - this year to an excellent side from Dundonald Primary.
Continuing to build on our partnerships formed during the Titanic Centenary year, the school welcomed back Susie Millar, on this occasion to talk to the Primary 7 pupils about the Nomadic, Titanic's famous tender, used for transporting the First and Second Class passengers to Titanic herself. The Nomadic has now taken up residence beside Titanic Belfast and is undergoing refurbishment by Harland & Wolff - her original builders. We're all looking forward to her opening for visitors in the near future.
The end of this month sees one of the really big events of the school year - the Primary 6 visit to Killyleagh Outdoor Education Centre, or Seaboard. The weather is promising us an 'entertaining' week - we'll be back soon with news and pictures...