All smiles at Coleraine College
It was smiles all round as Year 12 students returned to school at Coleraine College this week.
Principal, Richard Marsh, said: “It is great to have our Year 12 cohort back in school where they need to be. We have been open, of course, throughout this period of remote learning with as much as 10% of our school population attending daily as the children of key workers.
“However, we were delighted to have our Year 12 students back in the classroom so that we can work with them to ensure that they achieve the best possible outcomes. The time is short and we have a lot of work to do but we really believe in this group of young people. They have displayed great resilience, worked tremendously well while at home and will rise, no doubt, to the challenge.
“There were a few butterflies but I think the biggest smiles actually belonged to the teachers who stand ready and eager to support and work with our students, with all the necessary precautions and measures in place, of course.”
It was not all books and work though as Head of Year, Mrs Jane Neil explained: “Students attended a welcome back assembly first and were then treated to a breakfast buffet. This was a chance for them to catch up with friends and their teachers, some of whom they had not seen since December of last year.”
Head Girl, Alex Lamont, stated: “It is really good to be back and to see friends again and to once more have face to face teaching. We’ve all missed that. Getting back to some kind of normal feels great!”