Riverside School have had a fun week of Christmas festivities as a reward for working so hard for our Christmas play and throughout the school year. Everyone got a present from Santa in Santa's inflatable grotto, enjoyed an inflatable snow globe and had a visit from Elsa and the Grinch at our Celebration assembly. The Christmas sprit has well and truly begun at Riverside.
Thanks to Enkalon for providing the Snow globe and Grotto
Thanks to the Montgomery Family for providing the Grinch and Elsa
We have had a blast!
Parents and friends were welcomed by Mrs Lavery, Head Boy Luke Monaghan and Head Girl Hope Baxter to our Christmas shows. The Juniors performed Children Of The World. After a short interval and Christmas raffle, the Seniors performed Christmas Day with Scrooge. Parents and friemds enjoyed Tea, Coffee and Mince pies after. Both performances were thoroughly enjoyed by all. A massive congratualtions ato all the pupils and staff who took part.
Riverside would like to thank:
- Starbucks, Antrim for donating Christmas Blend Coffee
- Colin McClellend for narrating the Junior Christmas Show
- Parents and friends for serving the tea and coffee
- Everyone who had any part to play in making our Christmas show celebration so special
Junior Christmas Show
Children of The World
Mary Louisa Shannon
Joseph Jessy Lane
Donkey Daniel Wallace
Angel Cole Maginty
Angel Teigan Douglas
Children from Poland J2
Children from China J4
Children from Australia J5
Michael Mc Allister
Children from Malawi J3
Eva Kerr Clarke
Holly Louise Peeples
Connor Mc Callen O'Leary
Children from USA J1
Gary J Tidyman- Peeples
Senior Christmas Show
Christmas Day with Scrooge
Fairy Of Christmas Past: Luke Monaghan
Fairy Of Christmas Present: Charlie Escalonilla
Oliver: Stephen Millar
Emily: Grace Phillips
Kirsten: Tori-Lee Cahoon
Mum: Amber Lloyd
Dad: Matthew Preston
Granny: Hope Baxter
Uncle Ebs: Daniel Ostler
Santa: Ben Gibson
Edgar Elf: Matthew Holmes
Edwin Elf: Jack Kennedy
Edward Elf: Matthew Reid
Eric Elf: Ryan PrinceMouse:
Mouse: Morgan-Rose McStravick
Cat: Devlin Heffron
Cracker 1: Tyree Hill
Cracker 2: Tyler Davidson
All I want for Christmas is You:
Money, Money, Money: Filipe Guedes
Silent Night: Sophia Matchett
Santa Claus is coming Sam Stockdale
to town: Ewan McGall
I’m so Excited: Caotlin Lemon
Snowmen Adam Goodram
Riverside School is working very hard to gain an Eco Schools Award. Mrs Irwin set all pupils a task this month where they had to create pieces of Art from recycled material. Thees are displayed in our Front Foyer. We had a competition to see who could make the most Eco Friendly display. The results were:
Happy Halloween from Riverside School
A big congratulations to Jack, Charlie and Matthew for taking part in the Special Schools' Dexter Young Handler Class at Balmoral show. They all did brilliantly in the ring. Jack represented Riverside in the Grand Parade at the end of the show. Congratulations to Kyle, Jamie and Grace and all the other teams who took part. Riverside made a tremendous effort but in the end, Roddensvale School won the rosette.
Riverside Post 16 Pathways Class
Pathways have been very busy this year as they prepare themselves for life after school. The pupils in Pathways are given many opportunities and life experiences to develop their life skills.
Every Wednesday, they attend either the Bridge or the Gym. At the Bridge in Antrim the pupils learn cookery, woodwork and ICT skills. Once a week they attend the MET College in Belfast where they develop their ICT skills on Ipads and enjoy classes to prepare themselves for transitioning once they reach the age of 19.
They practice cooking dinner each week, go shopping to get the ingredients and further get to practice these skills in a school based café.
They have their own Young Enterprise business know as PUP (Pathways Unique Products.) This year they won two awards for their efforts including Best overall team and Team programme for outstanding teamwork.
Well done Pathways. Keep up the Great work!
Roald Dahl Day
13th September 2018
Junior classess mixed with Senior classes to celebrate different books writtwn by Roald Dahl. Lots of differtn activite related to these books were held around the school.