Larne High School Minister visit

Larne High School shares successes with Minister

The staff and pupils at Larne High School were proud to welcome the Education Minister Peter Weir to the school on Wednesday 30 September.

Larne High School has developed important key initiatives to provide support and guidance throughout all stages of a pupil’s school career. In 2017 the school piloted a programme of nurture provision for pupils in Key Stage 3 and has now extended this provision to learners in Key Stage 4 who need additional support to achieve 5 good GCSE passes.

The school has also established innovative projects beyond the classroom to allow Key Stage 4 pupils to extend their vocational skills and experience. Year 12 pupils showed the Minister how they have developed an outdoor garden to be used by senior pupils and demonstrated their carpentry skills.

As well as provision at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 the school has expanded its Sixth Form curriculum significantly. Mr Weir visited the School of Engineering which offers BTEC Level 3 Engineering up to Extended Diploma level. Similar provision is available in Music, Child Care, Travel and Tourism and Sports Studies.

Despite the challenges faced by the education sector in current times, the school demonstrated to the Minister that much can be achieved to engage young people in learning and skills development. Larne High School creates opportunities for young people from a range of backgrounds, instilling a sense of ambition and self-belief in their success in a wide range of areas.