Rainey Review (DEC 2017)

European Day of Languages

Business Studies Students visit Tobermore Concrete

Lower Sixth Applied Business and Business Studies students attended an industrial visit to Tobermore Concrete this month where they were given a very informative tour of the HESS plants and sales area. During the visit, various departmental managers provided a detailed presentation in relation to the operation of the company. This presentation was ideally tailored to incorporate most aspects of the AS Business Studies syllabus. In addition, this visit allowed the students to relate theory in the classroom to a real life situation in the workplace. Pupils had the opportunity to

view recent developments including a multimillion- pound paving plant and the integration of computer assisted manufacturing into a wide range of processes. This visit to Tobermore Concrete was an invaluable insight into the day-to-day running of a large scale business in the construction industry. Yet again, the Business Studies department would like to thank Tobermore Concrete for providing such an informative, interesting and enjoyable industrial visit allowing pupils to see that content learnt in the classroom actually does happen in the real world!

This year, European Day of Languages was on Tuesday 26th September 2017. We were told about it the week before and I was amazed when I heard about all the activities that the Modern Languages Department had planned.

There was also a photo booth which was lots of fun and the chance to guess the number of lollies in a jar in French and the name of the Spanish bear. Callum Smyth in 8D won 64 lollies after guessing the correct number and I guessed the correct name of the Spanish bear – Benj. Thanks to everyone who was involved and made the day such a success, roll on next year!

On European Day of Languages, there was a video in assembly

showing why staff enjoy languages, it was really

interesting! There were also posters in French and Spanish all around the school as well as European food in the canteen.

Carly McConnell, 8B.

Open Doors Conference

Rainey Bake Off 2017

KS3 pupils had the opportunity to enter into the ‘Rainey Bake Off’ Competition during November. Thank you to all entrants, there was an exceptionally high standard of baking demonstrated across the 3 year groups. The finalists competed in the Final Heat on Wednesday 29th November, with their signature challenge to produce 6 “Afternoon Tea” themed scones in order to be crowned star baker. The following pupils were awarded the coveted title

On Saturday 21st October, some of the AS Religious Studies class attended the Open Doors Standing Strong event in Assembly Buildings, Belfast. It was a very interesting day where pupils heard from Christians from several different countries where they face persecution for their faith. It was sobering to realise that we cannot identify the speakers or where they came from for their own safety as they could

interesting to hear their stories and realise the pressures they and their communities face, simply for wanting to practice their Christian faith. At the end of the day our pupils were honoured to be asked to carry flags representing some of the countries on Open Doors’ World Watch List, the top fifty countries who inflict most persecution on the church. For more information on the work of Open Doors please visit their website, www.opendoorsuk.org

of star baker for their year group: Year 8 – Georgina McGuckin, Year 9 – Alex Hunter and Year 10 – Molly Beattie. Well done to all the Bake off finalists, you were fantastic!

face further danger when they go home. It was very

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