CSSC support students’ German trip

CSSC School Support Officer, Jill Brown, has been instrumental in helping two Ballyclare High pupils to access funding for an exciting opportunity with UK-German Connection.


Melissa Morrisson and Courtney Crawford will travel to Hamburg today (19 October) for weekend youth seminar on the theme of ‘Seas and Oceans’.

Courtney is currently studying biology and German for A-level, while Melissa studies German and geography.

At the seminar, which is being organised in collaboration with the British Council in Germany, they will have the opportunity to discuss current issues and challenges facing our environment, seas and oceans.

Their teacher Alison Kennedy said

Dr Rainey, the Principal, and I are delighted that our pupils have been offered this chance and are hoping that it will have a positive impact on their future studies and careers, and would like to thank CSSC for its support in making this application.

Jill Brown visited the school in September to assist the pupils with their applications, saying

The enthusiasm of the school for the project was excellent. Both Dr Rainey and Mrs Kennedy were very supportive throughout the application process, which in itself is good preparation for the students who will be completing UCAS forms soon.

Melissa and Courtney were so excited about the seminar and I am sure they will find it both rewarding and very enjoyable.

The students told CSSC how much they are looking forward to the trip

 Melissa Morrisson said

I am excited to go to Hamburg because I am looking forward to meeting other young people from different parts of the world. Es wird toll sein!

While Courtney Crawford added

I am looking forward to improving my German, but as I have never been to Germany, I am also excited to gain an insight into German culture. Ich freue mich sehr darauf!


18 October 2017