At this time of year we are bombarded with images of happy families all enjoying the festive season. While this may be the case for many people, for a lot of us, Christmas can be a difficult time and one that is far from happy....

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.   It’s about supporting the development of thriving farming and worker communities that have more control over their futures and protecting the environment in which they live and work.   And it’s...

Dear Parents/Guardians   You are probably aware from recent media coverage that the education budget is under severe pressure and that overall spending is to be reduced considerably. The Department of Education for Northern Ireland (DENI) has issued a consultation document explaining the funding position at the...

  For young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder between ages of 11-17 years.   Aim: A one session workshop, introducing the Do’s and Don’ts of networking, in order to support young people with ASD to be safer online.   When & Where Monday 16th February 10-12pm (11-14yrs) / 12:30-2:30pm (15-17yrs); Sandel...

On Friday 5th December the eco team marked the centenary of World War 1 by planting sapling trees and having a Christmas 1914 party.   The sapling trees were provided by the woodland trust to mark the centenary of WW1. The team planted them in our 'nursery',...

On Saturday 6th December, Mrs Mercer accompanied a group of trusty Senior art students to Acorn Integrated Primary School’s Annual Christmas Fair.   There were a range of art, craft and design activities on the menu, including making Christmas cards and Frozen-inspired hair decorations.   Face-painting (Elsa, Anna and...

Talented Year 14 student Lauren Craig recently attended Cloud 9 studios in Belfast where she recorded her debut album, 'Lost in the Music'!    The CD contains three songs, 'I See Fire' by Ed Sheeran, 'Riptide' by Vance Joy (played on ukulele) and Lauren's own composition...