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Welcome to Year 7



Have a look at what we have been getting up to in Year 7.



                 Having Fun on Science Day

Today pupils have had the opportunity to test, explore, observe and investigate. Look at what we have been doing. 

Cumran's Crafty Kidz

This is the name of our Young Enterprise Business. The pupils in Year 7 have set up their own business and created a range of products to sell at the Young Enterprise Trade Fair in Belfast. They made scrunchies, potted plants in decorated pots, they made stress balls and bracelets. They then worked out the cost to make their products and carried out market research to decide on how much money they would sell them for. With their trade fair stall complete with business logo and video advert, they sold their products to the general public in Victoria Square in Belfast. This was a brilliant project, teaching the pupils about financial capability, profit and how difficult it is to set up and run a business. Our thanks go to Janice McDonald for her business advice and to Head Office in Ballynahinch who not only invested in the company but provided sponsorship as well.  

Cumran's Crafty Kidz

Creating the products

Making Bracelets and Scrunchies

Trading at the Young Enterprise Trade fair in Victoria Square

Look who did their Newsline report from our stall.

Year 7 Stretch and Challenge

This week Year 7 have spent two amazing days at Clearsky Adventure in Castle Ward. It has been great to see them challenge themselves, developing perseverance and persistence through trying out new and daring activities. Pupils have taken archery lessons, have climbed up and abseiled down the climbing wall. They have played a variety of team games, have learned how to use a map for orienteering and have built and launched a rocket. And finally, they had great fun axe-throwing      (Mrs McDade's personal favourite) a skill that no-one should be without! The two days were a great success and the pupils were able to make new and refresh old friendships, with their pals from St. Macartan's PS in Loughinisland. Have a look at our photos to see why Mrs McDade is so proud of them all. 


Climbing and Abseiling


Team Games

Axe Throwing

Learning a New Skill

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Rocket Launch

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Look at who was also here today!!!

A Fantastic Class Trip!

Today Year 7 visited an exhibition at the Ulster Aviation Society at the Maze site, on the outskirts of Lisburn. The pupils were able to see the amazing work of the society and how a team of volunteers have spent time and money restoring a wide range of aircraft. A guided tour led by volunteers, provided answers to their many questions and they were able to sit in a number of aircraft, including the Spitfire.They saw Harry Ferguson's Flyer ( a working replica) and learned about radar and Morse code. Everyone learned something new today, including the adults! This was a fantastic opportunity for the class to see a great exhibition and learn something new about flight. Our thanks go to the dedicated volunteers who impressed and inspired!

World Book Week Events

This week has been World Book Week at Cumran and we have had lots of different events and activities to encourage our pupils to read. Have a look at our photos below.

World Book Day Parade

Today we dressed up as our favourite book characters- spot anyone you know?

Class Shelfies

Work out who the teacher is behind the book.

Pancake Tasting on Shrove Tuesday

Visiting The High School in Ballynahinch

Photos show how pupils took part in ICT, art, Technology and Science classes. The Challenge: To create a way of preventing an egg from breaking,  when dropped from a height.

Year 7 created parachutes!!

Victorian Day

Year 7 have had a great day learning about what it would be like to attend school during the Victorian Era. Lessons on handwriting included use of slates with chalk and the use of ink and a nib. Girls attended lessons on deportment and the etiquette of conversation, while the boys were put through their paces in a PT lesson. Victorian games and toys were played with during the day and pupils enjoyed the taste of that Victorian delicacy, gruel. Well most did! 

Victorian Lessons

Victorian Games

Making and Tasting Gruel

Recipe is available on request!!!!!!

Bridge Building

Our budding designers have been looking at the work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. They have been set a challenge to build a bridge using paper and sellotape only. The bridge must be at least 1/2 m long and carry the weight of a Probot. Have a look at out interesting designs. 

Have a look at our recent art work.

European Day Of Languages

To celebrate the day, Year 7 spent some time researching information about Spain. They located the country on a map, identified the flag and explored some of the country's tourist attractions. The pupils were mesmerized by the work of Salvador Dali and had a go at creating their own face in the style of Pablo Picasso. What you can see here, is the debate that followed about the morality of the Bull Runs in Pamplona. Pupils represented different groups of people, presenting the pros and cons of the event. The pupils finally voted with their feet. 

Do you think the Bull Run in Pamplona should continue to be an annual event?

Sharing Information About Queen Victoria

Working with Negative Numbers Playing Box Clever!!!

Creating Circuits

Year 7 have been learning about electricity and how it can be used to power light bulbs, motors and buzzers. 

The next stage was to control the flow of electricity to turn the bulbs or motors off. Pupils created switches using paper clips, tin foil and card. 

Making Switches