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  • Mr D Donaldson
  • B.Ed., M.Ed., P.Q.H.

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IN-O-V8 2017

On Friday 20th January, 2017, we welcomed around 700 pupils from our feeder primary schools to IN-O-V8. This event provided pupils with an insight into science and technology, with lots of fun demonstrations and hands-on activities.

IN-O-V8 2017

Press release information for IN-O-V8

  • On Friday 20th January 2017 we are holding our Third IN-O-V8 event from 10am to 12.30pm.
  • This is the third time that Cullybackey College has welcomed the P7 students from our local area to come and take part in this special STEM event.
  • Cullybackey College will host 740 Primary 7 pupils from 31 local primary schools for a programme of interactive workshops and shows relating to science and technology.
  • The aim for the day is to engage and enthuse young people about science and technology.
  • Cullybackey College has the opportunity to showcase the extensive skill of its staff and the learning possibilities available within our college environment.
  • Our special guest visitor will be the Northern Ireland Assembly Education Minister Mr John O’Dowd, MLA. He intends to make a short welcome to students before the innovative day begins.
  • Previously, our special guests have been Mrs Arlene Foster, Mr John O’Dowd and Mr Ian Paisley Jnr.
  • The College is keen to build close working relationships with our local primary schools that together we can create opportunities for the success of all of students.
  • In addition, the Primary School Principals have been invited to a special lunch provided by the College’s GCSE Hospitality pupils.
  • The emphasis for the day is firmly on how learning can be fun.
  • The scientific workshops include – making elephant’s toothpaste, walking on egg shells and making rainbows.
  • The technology workshops will involve electronics and making a battery powered torch.
  • We also have special Science shows from Sue McGrath and the boffins from W5!
    Students will also receive a special invitation to come back to tour the school properly as part of our Open Nights which will take place on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th January from 7.30pm.