Wallace High School Year 12 pupils who helped in the recent musical and drama workshop held for local P6 Primary Schools.
Sue McGrath, a physicist, recently visited The Wallace High School and showed the visiting P6 pupils how everyday household substances could react together to create 'explosions and potions.
THE Wallace High School recently opened its doors to Primary 5 and 6 pupils from a number of local feeder Primary Schools. Over 250 P6 pupils from Pond Park, Harmony Hill, Downshire and Moira Primary Schools participated in two workshops entitled 'Explosions and Potions' and 'The Show Must Go On.'
Sue McGrath, a physicist, demonstrated to the young visitors how everyday household substances could react together to create 'explosions and potions' and she wowed the pupils with her colourful display of liquids and gases which fizzed, popped and banged.
Sue who worked at W5 in the Odyssey, used members of her young audience to assist her with various experiments including 'the exploding alien' and 'the burning balloon' The 'Show Must Go On; a musical and drama workshop based on 'Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' was presented to the school by Mr Paul McCabe, an RE and Drama teacher and Rebecca Leonard, a local dance teacher.
Accompanied by Mr David Falconer, Head of Music, and the School Jazz Band, over 65 Wallace pupils from a variety of year groups appeared on stage as dancers and singers, capturing the imaginations of the P6 children and their teachers alike.
Inspired by the professionalism of the cast, a number of young people were invited to join them on stage for their few minutes of fame.
Mrs. O'Hare, the Principal of Wallace High School, urged all Primary 6 pupils and their parents to attend the annual Open Day on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 10 am.
A Wallace pupil who helped at the recent P6 day held in the school.
Over 120• P5 pupils from The Wallace Preparatory Department and Pond Park attended a 'Bee Event' where they learnt about the importance of bees in food production. This was part of the cluster group involving Moira Primary (who were unable to attend), Pond Park Primary and The Wallace Preparatory Department and grammar school. Michael Young MBE and other members of the Bee Association were also in attendance.
Commenting on the Bee Event Wallace teacher Jane McMath said: "The P5 pupils all had a really enjoyable day. We also had a lot of pupil support from many of our Year 13 and 14 pupils who are interested in teaching as an occupation and who assisted with demonstrations and I would like to thank them for their support too."