On Friday 10th February the school company, Classy Crafts, attended the Young Enterprise Trade Fair at Rushmere. The students brought a wide range of products, the majority with a Eco/Recycled theme, to the trade fair to sell. There were a core group of 9 who spent all day selling items, while the other members of Classy Crafts visited the Trade Fair and also enjoyed a free lunch with the profits!!!!
The group sold really well and were delighted to win the award for the Highest Sales on the day. A fantastic achievement!!
We were especially delighted to see so many familiar faces visiting our stall and buying our products. Thanks to all the parents and grand-parents who transported the students to and from Rushmere and for once again supporting Classy Crafts.The group will now submit their business report for 2017, before going to Craigavon Civic Centre on Monday 13th march to give a presentation and complete an interview on their work this year.
Thanks again to our Business Adviser Dessie Feeney for his continued support and to Young Enterprise for organising another successful trade fair.
Pupils from our primary department have been involved in a shared learning programme with Saints and Scholars Primary school in which they attend weekly sessions to join in structured play activities with their new classmates. It has been a great opportunity to make new friends and play new games.
On Thursday 15th December staff, students, friends and families came together in St Mark's Church to celebrate our Christmas Nativity and Carol Service. It was a wonderful evening with beautiful singing and signing. Our thanks go to Rev Malcolm Kingston and the congregation of St. mark's for hosting us this year.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!
On Friday 2nd December the primary department were visited by a member of the Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council and PSNI representatives who presented the pupils with high visibility jackets and bags as part of their work on road safety. A great morning was had by all.
Our school Young Enterprise Company Classy Crafts held their annual Christmas Craft Fair and welcomed parents and friends to buy their products. It was a very successful sale which reflected the hard work the students of the VTU have completed over the last number of weeks. Thanks to those parents who supported the craft fair and also to our Young Enterprise Representative Cathy as well as our local Business Adviser Dessie Feeny. We will be straight back into the swing of things as we prepare for our next trade fair at Rushmere in February - we look forward to seeing you all there.......
On Wednesday 14th December our Bronze Award Duke of Edinburgh students were presented with their expedition section certificates. Mums and Dads were invited into school for the presentation which was a morning to recognise the wonderful achievements of our super students. Thanks to Edwin Parks from EA Youth Service and Sammy Magill, our DofE Assessor who made the presentations. Well Done everyone!!!
For the last few weeks the students of the VTU have been working very hard at producing a wide range of products which will be sold at their Classy Crafts Christmas Fair on Wednesday 14th December. Below are some pictures of some of the products that will be for sale on the day.
On Wednesday 23rd November we were delighted to welcome some special guests to Lisanally School. We had a visit from The Stig and Dandy Lion from the Lions Armagh!!!
As well as visiting they also brought with them A BRAND NEW MINIBUS FOR THE SCHOOL!!!!!!!
After over a year of fundraising and support from the National Lottery, the Armagh Lions and their partners were able to provide us with this fantastic new minibus to help enable us to facilitate the wide range of programmes and outings on offer throughout the school. We are extremely grateful and appreciative of all the hard work the Lions do for our school. Thank you!!!!
On Sunday 9th October Lisanally Staff came together to complete a 4 mile fun run/walk & 10 mile run in Armagh. We had a lovely day weather wise and all received sponsorship from family and friends. Our chosen charities this year were The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust (KBRT), The Air Ambulance & Alzheimer's Association NI. We were delighted to welcome representatives from all 3 charities to each receive a cheque for £500 to help continue their excellent work.
Well done to all the staff for completing the walk/run and thank you to all their friends & family who made donations so generously again this year.
On Wednesday 19th October the students of VTU 2 visited Castle Espie as part of their John Muir Award. Here the students learned about the dangerous migration journey of the Brent Geese who come to Strangford Lough each year. It was a very interesting trip which the group will document as part of their John Muir Award evidence. Thank you to John from Castle Espie and Edwin from the Youth Service!!!
Today we held our Harvest service which was one of our nicest services yet!! Rev. Zeelie, Rev. Kingston, Rev. Smith & Fr. Thomas all joined us to celebrate harvest. Our theme this year was the Rainbow and parents and staff all donated an amazing amount of produce for our harvest display. Afterwards all the produce was sold by our VTU students and £253.66 was raised which will be donated to The Sunshine Foundation!!!!
On Monday 24th October staff and students joined together for a Halloween Fancy dress party & disco. There were some scary sights but everyone had a great time. Parents and staff all contributed to the day and helped raise an amazing £500. We were delighted to welcome on behalf of the Children's Hospice Christine and Mr & Mrs Gribben.
Lisanally welcomed representatives from Blythswood who came to collect donations to their Christmas shoebox appeal. All classes in our Junior department, parents and staff made contributions to the collection which will be delivered I time for Christmas.
On Thursday 15th September our Bronze Group Headed off on their Practice Expedition in the Mournes. They camped at Gorse Hill Campsite and walked through the Mournes for 5 hours finishing at Spelga Dam. The group were all amazing and look forward to completing their qualifying expedition at the end of the month. Thanks to Edwin and Trevor from the Youth Service and also our DofE Assessor Sammy.