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Women in Politics @ St. Catherine’s College.

St. Catherine's College History & Politics Department proudly hosted a “Women in Politics” event on Friday, 21st October. Speakers at the event included Carla Lockhart MLA, Michelle Gildernew MLA, Junior Minister, Megan Fearon, Councillor Sharon Haughey-Grimley and past pupil, Lauren Carberry O'Neill who is a Politics undergraduate at Queen’s University, Belfast. 

Each member of the panel spoke to the students about how and why she got into politics. The Guests outlined their careers to date and encouraged the girls to take an active interest in politics and current affairs.  There was also a question and answer session on a range of issues with a particular emphasis on the upcoming US Elections.

Ryan White, History & Politics teacher and event organiser, commented: “It was a privilege for the school to host the panel and we are very grateful to our guests for taking time out of their busy schedules to join us. Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the event and hopefully we have future MLAs among them."

Speakers at the “Women in Politics” event, hosted by St Catherine’s College, included  l/r: Junior Minister, Megan Fearon; QUB Politics student/past pupil, Lauren Carberry O'Neill; Councillor Sharon Haughey-Grimley; Carla Lockhart MLA; Michelle Gildernew MLA. Also pictured is Ryan White (History Dept.), Head Girl Jessica Maye, Martina Garry (English Dept.) & Principal Noeleen Tiffney.

St. Catherine's College History & Politics Department proudly hosted a “Women in Politics” event on Friday, 21st October during which guests were questioned by students on a range of challenging topics. 

Ulster and N.I success for four very talented St. Catherine's students: Niamh Ruddy (N.I soccer); Emma Kearney (Ulster Rugby); Megan Mc Shane (Ulster Swim Squad) & Ella Haynes (Ulster Cross Country squad).

Pictured with Trustee Micky Hart are some of the Year 14 pupils who volunteered at this year’s first ever Armagh City Michaela Foundation Girls’ Summer Camp in St Catherine’s College.  They are joined by Year 8 and 9 pupils who were “campettes” this summer and Maths Teacher and Head Camp Co-ordinator Miss C Gribben (left).

Pictured here are students from St. Catherine’s College with their Spanish exchange partners from Granada. The 25 students were hosted by pupils from St. Catherine’s College and St. Patrick’s Grammar in October. The Spaniards described the experience as invaluable as they had the opportunity to improve their linguistic competences and to develop their cultural awareness. The Armagh students will go to Granada in March. No doubt, some life-long friendships will be forged!

Students from St. Catherine’s College took part in the Young Enterprise ‘Your School, Your Business’ programme.  Pictured with Year 9 students are l/r:  Therese Donnelly (Head of Business Studies), Jane McGeary (Young Enterprise) and John Murray, proprietor, Embers Restaurant, Armagh.

During the Young Enterprise workshop, St Catherine’s College year 8 students get down to business, gathering information and solving problems. Therese Donnelly, Head of Business Studies & Ciara McIlmoyle, Young Enterprise, are also pictured.

Mickey Harte accepts a cheque for £400 for The Michaela Foundation. The presentation was made by St Catherine's College Student Leadership Team on behalf of the entire Sixth Form.

Mrs Elma Walsh receives £400 towards The Donal Walsh Foundation. The money was raised by the Sixth Form student body in St Catherine’s College and presented by the Student Leadership team.

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Gareth Keating visited St Catherine’s College recently to deliver an address to the Sixth Form Public Services class.

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