Carrickfergus College open night video by pupils

Lauryn Hill and Kate Neill carry out an experiment while Noah Barnley and Philip Lindsay look on at Carrickfergus College open night. INCT 02-001-PSB
Lauryn Hill and Kate Neill carry out an experiment while Noah Barnley and Philip Lindsay look on at Carrickfergus College open night. INCT 02-001-PSB

Primary school children had an opportunity to sample secondary-level education during Carrickfergus College’s annual open night.

The headmaster’s speech followed a slightly different format this year when principal Hedley Webb took a step back to allow more input from two of the school’s current year 8 pupils, Rebekah Ervine and Kai Farr.

The pupils were contacted in June, while still in their primary seven classes, and asked to prepare a video blog over the summer.

The video, which was shown to a packed assembly hall, highlighted their thoughts about changing schools and allowed them to voice any fears they had.

Meanwhile, parents and prospective pupils were free to have a look around the North Road school and were encouraged to get involved in the activities going on in the departments.

More photographs from the open night in this week’s Carrick Times, on sale now.