September 29 In the Press

Markethill High School wins International School Award from British Council

Markethill High School is a school which continues to thrive and its most recent accolade is winning the British Council International School Award which was celebrated at the school.

A British Council assessor said: “This is an outstanding action plan and a credit to your school. Markethill High School has clearly demonstrated its continued commitment to embedding internationalism into the curriculum during the years it has been involved in the International School Award.”

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December 9 In the Press

Principal expresses confidence in imminent SELB decisions over post-16 education

For over two years Markethill High School have been campaigning for a new build school and sixth form provision.

At the school’s recent prize night the chairman of the Board of Governors told the audience of parents, pupils and stakeholders that he and the staff are confident the SELB will reach the right decision for the development of post-16 education for the non-selective Controlled Sector in the Markethill area.

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November 24 In the Press

Celebrations as Markethill High School to get £500,000 state of the art hockey pitch

The future is bright as Markethill High School students celebrate news that the SELB is awarding it a £500,000 hockey pitch.

The state-of-the art 2G synthetic hockey pitch will serve the High School pupils and the broader community for decades to come. The Under-16 boy’s team are Taylor Cup Champions and are celebrating being through to the semi-final of the prestigious Prior Shield. This pitch will be a huge push for school hockey.

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March 3 In the Press

Stories of old to be revealed at launch of community project in Markethill

Local landscapes, both physically and culturally, contribute to who we are today, said John Hamilton who will officially launch Bygones & Byways – an online community facility.

The website brings together people from all ages and background to tell their stories of old in order to capture the wealth of local identity through storytelling and imagery.

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