Digital Photo Competition
Take a digital photograph of our wonderful Andrews Memorial Hall & email to the school (at the address below).
Your picture can be of any part of the outside of the building - you may even want to include your family or friends. Or even yourself!
The competition is open to all children in P4 - P7 and we look forward to judging some genuinely creative photographic talent!
The closing date for entry is Sunday 19 April 2015.
There will be House prizes and the winning picture will be printed, framed and hung in the Andrews Hall as part of our celebration of its 100th birthday.
Remember to include your name, class and house in your email.
Welcome to March and the last month of our second term.
We're beginning this month's news with a reminder of last month's big event - our fabulous production of 'The Boat Factory' by Dan Gordon. Unlike our first production of his play in 2012, Dan wasn't able to join us, but he was with us via twitter - very 21st century!
Once again, Mrs Barry produced a fabulous version of the play and this time she really embraced the concept of bringing the performance to the audience. Much of the action took place on the floor of the hall, surrounded by the audience. This created a wonderfully dynamic performance with lots of action and sound in lots of places. Here are some photos of the children in action...
Our thanks to Mrs Barry for her direction, Mrs Moorhead for the costumes, Mrs Hanafin for the lighting and sound, all the staff for their support and cooperation and, of course, our wonderful children and parents for making this yet another memorable and enjoyable Andrews Memorial production.
More sports news now...
Our boys' and girls' cross-country teams were in action this month at Parkway in Comber, in their regional heats of the SEELB's schools' competition. Organised and run by Ards Borough Council, the event attracted a big field, the runners having to race around a challenging circuit over grass and gravel. The children performed admirably, but the boys deserve special praise as they finished first! Well done to all - we had two runners in the top 10 (Matthew Lusty and Harvey Kane), with Matthew finishing a brilliant 2nd overall and Harvey 5th.
Our Mini Rugby squad also took to the field for the first time this year, playing practice matches against Campbell College Junior School. It was a tough challenge, but everyone participated enthusiastically. We look forward to our next outing,very possibly a return match!
Always exciting in March is the Big Pedal, our annual cycling race around the UK - oh, and not forgetting scooting! As ever, we did ourselves proud and, despite the ridiculously inconsistent weather, many of us supported our Bike Buses and Bike It Breakfast on the final day. Thankfully, the last day saw an upturn in the weather, too!