Ice Hockey at the SSE
Year 7 pupils recently attended a Belfast Giants ice hockey game at the SSE arena in Belfast. For many, this was their first experience of ice hockey and they were treated to a close and exciting contest with the Cardiff Devils. Sadly the away team won in the last 20 seconds of the game but it didn't spoil the enjoyment of our pupils. One lucky pupil also managed to win a free pizza which was shared and devoured very quickly. The children gave loud support throughout and were a credit to the school.
In March, Year 7 pupils took part in a workshop session organised by the charity Hope4Life which focused on cyber- bullying and the impact this can have on individuals. The issues were presented through a Marvel style comic book which the pupils particularly enjoyed. The aim of this event was to raise awareness of this type of bullying and give pupils the tools to help deal with its accompanying issues.
Belfast Giants visit Abercorn
In February, the Year 7 pupils received a visit from Giants Netminder Jackson Whistle and Schools' Co-ordinator Mr Gordon Cameron. They talked about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the steps that can be taken to achieve this. They also covered some of the rules of ice hockey and signals given by the referee for different infringements. The Giants, through Subway sponsorship have given the school a number of free tickets for a forthcoming game at the SSE in Belfast. The pupils are now looking forward to seeing the Giants in action against the Cardiff Devils in March.
The children had to stand in a freeze frame position and the rest of the class had to guess the scenario.