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What subjects are you studying?

I am currently studying Mathmatics

 A-Level, Subsidiary Diploma in

Engineering (Pearson BTEC) and ICT

(Person BTEC).

AS Results: A* A B

What top tip could you give to a

 year 8 student?

If I were to give a year 8 a top tip for

 entering “Big school”, I would

 highlight that secondary school is not

as scary as it seems. Do not let your

 nerves get the better of you when

 tackling new activities and subjects.

 As a new student you will push yourself into uncomfortable circumstances where you will need to make new friends or learn new topics for a new subject you have never done before. Everyone is here to help and support you through hard times and battle with your nerves. In Lisnagarvey we are like a big family, so therefore do as much as you physically can with as much help as you can get, because it will be a huge benefit in the future.

What are your plans for the future?

After school I will ideally want to go to University, I would like to enrol in a Civil Engineering course, which will involve topics that suits me very well, it will help me progress towards being a structural engineer in the future. It is a dream of mine to be a part of this line of work, where I can study, design and take part in the construction of buildings.


What is the strangest thing about lock down and how are you coping?

I think a lot of people will agree with me on this when I say, the hardest part of lock down was not getting to finish school and see my friends properly enjoy the glorious weather . As a teenager it is extremely hard to occupy ourselves during the lock down, because we love to socialise. To cope during this period, I have pushed myself to do as much exercise as possible, I have gone on many bike rides, runs every other day and even some water sports on the north coast, to do this I had to work around lock down restrictions which enabled me to be outside for a certain amount of time and travel certain distances. I also try not to think about what was supposed to be going on in the world and just simply focus on today and what I can actually do.

Lisnagarvey is…

Lisnagarvey is more than just a school, it is a place for learning, growing and developing as a person to become whoever we want to be. It is the place where we may discover our new found talents or interests, where we can be whoever we want to be.

Happiest memory so far in Lisnagarvey?

I have had a lot of great memories with Lisnagarvey and I have gone on many trips with school. In third year I went on the Belgium History trip. We did a lot of travelling to get to some of our destinations but it was well worth it. With the interesting facts and monuments, to the fun-filled theme park. It was a great opportunity to make friends and memories that will last a lifetime. This is a trip that I would highly recommend and a memory that I will not forget.

What contribution do you plan to make as part of the student leadership team?

As part of the leadership team, I would like to bring a really happy and comfortable atmosphere for all students to get their work complete to a high standard. I would like a pupil from the student leadership team, each week to conduct a session of the homework club. I think homework is a key part of our learning, it gives us a sense of urgency which will prepare us for the future and it will further our skills in those subjects. Although some students may not have a good place at home to do their homework or their parents may work a lot which leaves an empty house. Therefore, homework club will provide a safe place for these students to do work and also a quiet place for their concentration levels to remain at a high level, this way they can get more done. The supervision of an older pupil will keep the room quiet and will provide help for any student who needs it, making this a great idea for our schools development.

Robert Holland, Head Boy

Head Boy and Girl

Robert Holland, Head Boy

What subjects are you studying?

I am currently studying AQA GCE

Physchology, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

level 3 ICT and BTEC Extended

Certificate Level 3 Health and Social


What are your plans for the future?

My Plans are to complete my A-Levels

And then go into further education,

Either at university or at a local college.

I am keen to achieve more

Qualifications and to advance my skills

Further. I have a strong passion for the

Health and Social Care sector and the work of Key workers in recent times has fuelled this passion further. I see myself as a very caring and chatty person and I love to see others thrive. Therefore, I believe a career within the Health and Social Care sector is a natural fit.

What is your happiest memory so far of Lisnagarvey?

My happiest memory in Lisnagarvey was my GCSE results day. On that particular day I was extremely nervous, however, it soon turned out to be a day of great excitement. It confirmed to me that hard work and determination will ALWAYS pay off and enable me to achieve the grades I desired. The joy on my face really did say it all! Then to be able to share this happiness with fellow students and teaching staff made the day so memorable for me.

Lisnagarvey is…

An amazing school that offers many individual incredible opportunities… It certainly does ‘meet the needs of the individual’.

What extra clubs have you been in and how do they benifit you?

I have always enjoyed sport so naturally I joined the netball club in my first year and I loved it every year right up until Year 12. I was attending after school practice and playing matches regularly. It was different from sitting in classes; it gave me a real release of energy and gave me a real ‘buzz’. I was able to destress from everything around me. This benefited me greatly as I was able to take time away from the books and let off some steam which allowed me to stay motivated on my studies. Playing sport has also enabled me to develop other skills such as teamwork, commitment, leadership and determination all mixed in. I have been able to take these skills off the court into everything I do.

Why did you choose Lisnagarvey?   

I was originally set to go to a different school, however, once I went for my introduction it did not feel right. I was not getting the right feeling from the school; I just knew it wasn’t for me. I had no idea what I was going to do, and I was so overwhelmed with everything that encompassed starting ‘big school’. My Dad then made the decision to phone some schools and see if they had any places left. It was a ‘no’ from most of the schools, but luckily Lisnagarvey said ‘Yes’. In a strange was I did not choose Lisnagarvey, but in fact Lisnagarvey choose me! I am so glad that it did, as I have thrived here and have so many exciting and varied opportunities.

What top tip would you a year 8 pupil?

My top tip to any year 8 pupil would be to get involved as much as you can within school life whether it be joining a new club, learning a new skill or even just answering more questions in class. This will help you shine in your own way - and it wont go unnoticed.

Letitia Clarke, Head Girl

Letitia Clarke, Head Girl