Pupil Excellence, March and April 2015

There have been a number of notable achievements by Glenlola Collegiate pupils in March and April:

Caroline Barr 10B and Libby Morton 9D were both awarded the Chief Scout’s Gold Award at a reception at Belfast City Hall in March.  Caroline is a member of 6th Bangor Scout Group and Libby is a member of Donaghadee Sea Scouts.

In addition Caroline was selected as one of 36 young people from across Northern Ireland to represent Northern Ireland Scouting at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan in July/August 2015.  She has been attending many training and fundraising events in preparation for this, the biggest event in world scouting.

Alexandra Garrett 8B was selected to represent Team NI at this year’s Acro Celtic Cup which took place in Limerick at the end of March.  Unfortunately Team NI didn’t win any medals, however all the gymnasts gave sterling performances.

Kerry Cudlip 12B won the Under 16 Irish Dancing Championship at Ballyclare Open Festival in April.  She was also placed 4th in the Northern Ireland Irish Dancing Championship in February.

Bethany Houston 12C is a member of the Ards Swimming Club relay team that broke several Ulster and Irish records at the Swim Ulster Youth and Age Group Championships at the end of March at Bangor Aurora.  They came first in the 4 x 50m Medley team relay and:

  • broke the Swim Ulster Women’s record
  • broke the Swim Ireland Junior record
  • broke the Swim Ireland Senior record

It is a outstanding achievement for a Junior team to beat a Senior record.  The same team went on to come first in the 4 x 50m Freestyle Team Relay, and broke the Swim Ireland Junior record.

Ellen Redmond 9C achieved a pass at Grade 6 in piano with Trinity Guildhall in April. This is a great achievement for someone of her age (12 yrs old).  Ellen also plays the flute and is hoping to achieve Grade 3 in June.

Cerys Howell 8E traveled to Cavan to compete in this year’s Northern Ireland Festival, one of Ireland’s premier horse and pony shows. The show ran from 24th – 26th April 2015.  Cerys competed on two ponies over the three days of the show, Captain Morgan and Mr. Murphy. She went on to win and become champion in the 133 open working hunter class on Captain Morgan against stiff opposition from far older girls and is one of the youngest winners of this prestigious class.  Cerys also claimed a further two seconds, two fourths and a sixth on the two ponies in various championship classes.

Molly McLarnon 11D represented Ireland in the Youth Tour of Scotland in Perth over the Easter weekend in April.  Molly was one of 4 girls chosen to represent Ireland at this very prestigious road race.  She competed 4 stage races over 3 days.  Molly is on the Cycling Ireland Team and will be competing in races throughout Europe this year.  Molly’s goal is to attend the European Youth Olympics this summer representing Ireland in Tbilisi Georgia, where elite youth athletes compete in their chosen sports.

Well done to all the girls on these outstanding achievements!

Molly McLarnon

Molly McLarnon