This year, Prize Night took place on 2 October in the Sports Hall. In his report on the school year, Mr Manning referred to the school’s academic, sporting, musical and dramatic successes. He congratulated the GCSE and A level pupils on their outstanding results, and expressed thanks to the teaching staff for their contribution to this success. He also congratulated the pupils who had successfully participated in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. The Chair of the Board then introduced our Guest of Honour, Mrs Suzanne Wylie, the Chief Executive of Belfast City Council. Mrs Wylie presented the prizes and awards, congratulating the prize winners in her subsequent speech. Now responsible for managing budgets linked to large-scale events, tourism development and construction projects across the city, Mrs Wylie urged the girls to embrace the challenge of taking on leadership roles in whatever career paths they chose. She also emphasised the importance of being prepared to step outside your comfort zone to explore new areas of experience. After a presentation to our Guest of Honour by the Deputy Head Girls, Dakota Armour and Rachel Bruce, the Chamber Choir brought the evening to a close with a beautiful performance of McGlynn’s Geantraí and a setting of the traditional Irish Blessing by Stopford.
Pictured above are the 6 pupils who achieved A* grades in each of their GCSE subjects.
The girls are Mehika Sood, Laureen Bailie, Georgina Gomes, Sarah Brown, Keziah Beattie and Kerry Hepworth. Well done!