|17th January 2019|
Monday 7th January 2019 was our ‘Open Night’ and we were inundated with P6 and P7 pupils from our local primary schools eager to explore our facilities and interact with the range of activities on offer. There was much to see making it a very busy evening for everyone.
In the Assembly Hall, present pupils from Year 8 and Year 14 shared their experiences of life at Laurelhill with the audience. They were keen to express how much they enjoy school and with a broad range of subjects on offer at Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level it is easy to understand why. Head Boy, Calvin Patterson, shared some of his favourite memories throughout his time at Laurelhill and thanked teaching staff for helping him achieve his full potential. Year 8 students Yousha, Maddison and Josh shared their experience of their first few months at Laurelhill and, hopefully, helped to ease the nerves of some of the young listeners in the room.
Throughout the evening all departments within the school were hives of activity. Technology and Design workshops were full with pupils demonstrating the types of practical lessons they undertake and the skills they develop in Year 8. The Science department had a range of experiments on display spread across several labs from Biology, Chemistry and Physics which you can see (in the pictures below) captivated the crowds. Home Economics shared some delicious treats, and Modern Languages held quizzes with pupils and their parents whilst exploring some European culinary delights.
After the huge success of our college production in December 2018, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, pupils had the opportunity to meet the cast and see some of the costumes and set up close. There was also time for a quick selfie with Audrey, Seymour and Audrey II (when Audrey II wasn’t trying to eat our guests) before visiting the rest of our facilities.
Reflecting on the evening, Principal Mr J Martin was delighted to meet so many pupils and parents from the Lisburn area: “We have had a most successful Open Night where prospective students and parents had the opportunity to see just exactly what Laurelhill has to offer in order to help them REACH their full potential. Laurelhill is a school that welcomes pupils from all backgrounds and with varying abilities. There are several study pathways on offer in the school especially in Key Stages 4 and 5 to cater for the aptitude and interest of each pupil”.
For more information about Laurelhill Community College or if you missed our open night and wish to arrange a tour of the facilities please, contact the Principal on 02892607351.