Derry primary school pictures from 2010

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Saturday, 5th June 2021, 7:28 pm
St. Eithnes PS pupils who have recently achieved music awards from Trinity College of Music, London. The students are pictured here with school priocipal Mr Cosgrove and music teacher Mr Gormley. (0312JB04)

So in a year blighted by Covid-19 we’ve looked back at school life a decade ago, and put together a slideshow of pictures of various primary school pupils’ activities in 2010. The slideshow contains pictures of classes, and other activities that our pupils took part in, from cookery challenges to raising money for charity and joining the Badgers or St John Ambulance.

We hope you enjoy this latest stroll down memory lane.

Staff and pupils from Steelstown Primary School receive the Schools Videoconference Award in which they were highly commended in the Primary Schools category. Included, front from left, are Cal McLaughlin, Ben McCarron, Luke Crampsey, Cara Doherty, Eoghan Mullan, Rebekah McGettigan and Tiernan Doherty. Back row, from left, are Deidre Gillespie, principal, Peter Heaney, class teacher, and Jack Gillen and Caroline Horan from C2K. (0312PG09)

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Pupils from Oakgrove Integrated Primary School receive certificates for attending a British Sign Language course at Foyle Language Centre. They are, from left, Erin Adams, teacher Josephine Heath who received a Level 1 certificate, Christian Temple Buchannan, Tegan Nesbitt, Emma Ball, Rafa Ardhami, Sara Ardhami and Caitlin Murray. (0511PG06)
Children enjoy Parky the Magician during the Steelstown Brian Og's Christmas party. (0712PG02)
Children at the Steelstown Brian Og's Christmas party can't wait to get a present from Santa. (0712PG06)
Mrs Higgins, pictured with her P7 class from Holy Family Primary School. 1106GM01
Mr McDermott, with his P7 class from Holy Family Primary School. 1106GM02
Miss Coyle, left, pictured with her P7 class from St Eithnes Primary School. Also pictured Ms Carr (Classroom Assistant). 1106GM11
Mrs McCusker pictured with her P7 class from St Eithnes Primary School. 1106GM12
Mr Meehan pictured with his P7 class from St Eithnes Primary School. 1106GM13
Mr. Tony Morrison's P7 class at Chapel Road PS, Waterside. 1106JM30
Greenhaw PS P3 pupils who received their Paired Reading Certificates at the school this week. At back are teachers and classroom assistants. 1106JM43
Greenhaw PS P2 pupils who received their Paired Maths Certificates at the school this week. At back are teachers and classroom assistants. 1106JM44
Group pictured before the presentation of Paired Reading and Paired Maths certificates at Greenhaw PS this week. Back from left, Robert McLaughlin, literacy co-ordinator, Vindi Torney, school principal, Brian Keys, Head of Maths, St. Columb's College, who presented the certificates and Eithne O'Doherty, maths co-ordinator. At front are pupils, Brandon, Anthony, Ellie and Jessica. 1106JM45
Pictured are St. Patrick's Pennyburn who came fourth in the Northern Ireland Cross Country Final held in Irvinestown.
Children from Greenhaw Primary School receive certificates for completing a 3 week cycling proficiency test. Included are Ian Doherty, senior road safety education officer, teacher Linda Heaney and principal Vindi Torney. (1210PG28)
Oakgrove PS, Waterside P4/5 pupils pictured with a cheque for UNICEF UK for £1,062.72, proceeds of a 'Silver Coin Line' competition held in the school in aid of the Pakistan Emergency Flood Appeal. Front from left, Deirbhile Herron, Ryan Kyle and Emma Borland. Back from left, James Cochran, Conor Bratton, Evan Stanley and Miss Louise-Anne Quinn, teacher. 1211JM30
Fabian McGready, Keava Toland and Seamus Quinn from St Patrick’s PS, Pennyburn pictured at the Primary Science and Technology Challenge. 1405JM29
Miss Smith's P7 class at St. Patrick's PS, Pennyburn, Derry. 1506JM50
Miss Murray's P7 class at St. Patrick's PS, Pennyburn, Derry. 1506JM51
Miss Kerr's P7 class at St. Patrick's PS, Pennyburn, Derry. 1506JM52
Mr. McCallion's P7 class at St. Patrick's PS, Pennyburn, Derry. 1506JM53
Miss Moore's P7 class at St. Patrick's PS, Pennyburn, Derry. 1506JM54
Pupils, past and present, from Bunscoil Cholmcille, Steelstown who received certificates of attendance at the school on Thursday morning. On left is Aine Hudson, Education Welfare Officer, who presented the awards and, on right, Caroline Mhic Colla, teacher. 1510JM33
ALLERGIES AWARENESS WEEK!. . . .Oakgrove Primary School P2 pupil Oisin Reynolds being served lunch at the school yesterday by Helen McArthur, cook/supervisor, to highlight Allergies Awareness Week. On right is MaryWray, canteen supervisor. 1709JM14
P3 pupils from Steelstown ps pictured with Fionnuala McCartney, Off the streets, after completing a 4 week play programme facilitated by off the streets. (1911SL07)
P3 pupils from Steelstown ps pictured with Fionnuala McCartney, Off the streets, after completing a 4 week play programme facilitated by off the streets. (1911SL06)
Pupils from St. Patrick's PS, Pennyburn P4 Year Group pictured during the presentation of a cheque to the NSPCC for £686, proceeds of donations from their First Communion monies. Presenting the cheque to Amy Gregg (NSPCC) is Karen Crumley, charities co-ordinator, St. Patrick's PS. 2506JM26
Pupils from St. Patrick's PS, Pennyburn P1 Year Group who took part in a recent Teddy Bears' Picnic to raise awareness and funds for children with epilepsy. The pupils raised an amazing £1,300 which will go towards supporting children with the condition. Presenting the cheque is Karen Crumley, charities co-ordinator, St. Patrick's PS to Kerrie Kerrigan, Epilepsy Nurse, representing WHSST (Paediatric Epilepsy. 2506JM28
Matthew Wells and Rebecca Wray from Greenhaw Primary School planting a tree at Burntollet Woods as part of the Woodland Trust 'Tree for All' campaign. (2303PG04)
Ms. Vindi Torney, principal, Greenhaw PS handing over a cheque for £250, proceeds of a non-uniform day at the local school, to Billy McIlwaine, Foyle Down Syndrome Trust. Also in photo are pupils, Eoin McCafferty, Ethan Durey, Demi Lee McCallion, Aoife McCool, Caitlin McKinney, Chloe Doherty, Ethan Diamond and Anthony Sharkey. 2304JM10
Mrs. Catherine Donaghy, vice principal, Holy Family PS, presents a cheque for £1,550 to Sister Ann Doherty and Gerry Deeney, proceeds of which will be sent to Sacred Heart PS, Bareilly, India to help maintain the school there. The monies were raised by four classes of nursery and P1 pupils from the school through a sponsored fun fitness day. Back on left is Sonia Harkin, nursery assistant. 2906JM45
St. Anne's PS, Rosemount pupils Nathan Morrison and Eireann Hickey being presented with the prestigious UNICEF's Rights Respecting School Award from Geraldine O'Kane, UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Partner, at the school on Tuesday morning. From left are, Siobhan Gillen, vice principal, St. Anne's PS, Breige McLaughlin, WELB curriculum Advisory Support Service, Mayor of Derry, Councillor Colum Eastwood, David McGimpsey, WELB and Katrina Martin, Learning Support Assistant. 2910JM01
The Mayor of Derry, Colr. Colum Eastwood presents St. Anne's PS, Rosemount, pupils Jodie Cooley and Sean Ball with the Investors In People Champion Status Award at the school on Tuesday. The school is one of only seven organisations in Northern Ireland to have achieved Champion Status. Back from left are, Oonagh Callan, teacher, Aisling Holmes, Learning Support Assistant and Jacinta Bradley, Principal, St. Anne's PS. 2910JM02
A selection of the Key Stage 1 pupils at St. Anne's PS, Rosemount, turned out in full fancy dress at the school on Thursday morning. 2910JM37
Children from Steelstown Primary School in fancy dress for their Hallowe'en party on Wednesday last. (2910PG02)
Steelstown Primary School principal Deidre Gillespie with the newly elected student council. Thay are, seated from left, Cara Clifford, Alice McLaughlin, Alice Houston and Jack Hegarty. Standing, from left, Aine O'Hagan, Ethan McLaughlin, Daibhid McGrellis, Joel Crumley, Enya O'Doherty, Saoirse Peoples, Aine Meehan and Emer Barr. (2910PG03)
P4 pupils from Steelstown Primary School receive certificates for completing the Primary Attendance Matters programme. Included are Aine Doherty, left, education welfare officer, and Jacinta Hegarty, teacher. (2910PG04)
P4 pupils from Steelstown Primary School receive certificates for completing the Primary Attendance Matters programme. Included are Aine Doherty, left, education welfare officer, and Annette Devlin, teacher. (2910PG05)
Mrs. Donaghy's P1 class at Holy Family PS, Ballymagroarty. On right is Mrs. McCarron, classroom assistant. 3009JM01
Mrs. McGrellis' P1 class at Holy Family PS, Ballymagroarty. Right centre is Mrs. McGowan, classroom assistant. 3009JM02
Mrs. Durnin's P1 class at Steelstown PS. On right is Mrs. Doherty, classroom assistant. 3009JM03
Mrs. McColgan's P1 class at Steelstown Primary School. 3009JM04
The Primary 1 class at Greenhaw PS, Carnhill. On left is, Mrs. Torney, school principal, Mrs. Monk, Special Needs Assistant, and on right, Ms. Wilkinson, classroom assistant and Ms. Wilson, teacher. 3009JM11
Muinteoir S.In Mhic Giolla Bhride P1 class at Bunscoil Cholmcille, Steelstown. 3009JM150
Mrs. Quinn's P1 class at St. Patrick's PS, Pennyburn. On left is Mrs. O'Doherty, classroom assistant. 3009JM17
Ms. McLaughlin's P1 class at St. Patrick's PS, Pennyburn. On left is Mrs. Elder, classroom assistant. 3009JM18
Ms. McCormick's P1 class at St. Patrick's PS, Pennyburn. On left is Mrs. McNamee, classroom assistant. 3009JM19
Mrs. Dooley's P1 class at St. Patrick's PS, Pennyburn. On left is Mrs. Ward, classroom assistant. 3009JM20
Mrs. Comey's P1 class at St. Patrick's PS, Pennyburn. On left is Ms Doran, and on right, Mrs. McLaughlin, classroom assistants. 3009JM21
Mrs. Logue's P1 class at St. Eithne's PS, Ballymagroarty. 3009JM22
Mrs. Harrigan's P1 class at St. Eithne's PS, Ballymagroarty. 3009JM23
Mrs. Dunne's P1 class at St. Eithne's PS, Ballymagroarty. On right is Miss Jackson. 3009JM24
Greenhaw PS P2 pupils who received their Paired Maths Certificates at the school this week. At back are teachers and classroom assistants. 1106JM44
Pupils, past and present, from Bunscoil Cholmcille, Steelstown who received certificates of attendance at the school on Thursday morning. On left is Aine Hudson, Education Welfare Officer, who presented the awards and, on right, Caroline Mhic Colla, teacher. 1510JM33
Mrs. McGrellis' P1 class at Holy Family PS, Ballymagroarty. Right centre is Mrs. McGowan, classroom assistant. 3009JM02
Mrs. Durnin's P1 class at Steelstown PS. On right is Mrs. Doherty, classroom assistant. 3009JM03
Mrs. McColgan's P1 class at Steelstown Primary School. 3009JM04
The Primary 1 class at Greenhaw PS, Carnhill. On left is, Mrs. Torney, school principal, Mrs. Monk, Special Needs Assistant, and on right, Ms. Wilkinson, classroom assistant and Ms. Wilson, teacher. 3009JM11