History students visit Stormont

Year 12 History students pictured with Mr Dominic Bradley MLA Recently History students in Year 8 visited the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont to investigate the workings of our regional government. The visit was sponsored by Dominic Bradley MLA, who welcomed us at the door. In the Assembly chamber itself Mr Bradley outlined the role played […]

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Grand Orange Lodge speak to History students

The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland were recent visitors to St Paul’s History Department. Mr David Scott and Mr David Hume came to deliver a lecture on Unionism at the turn of the twentieth century. In an informative talk Mr Hume outlined the development of Ulster Unionism from their reaction to the 1885 Home Rule […]

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History students in Jack Kennedy Debate

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the death of President Kennedy, students from St Paul’s History department were invited to debate the impact he has made on politics since. Anastasia Ní Riabhaigh gives an account of the event. I had the privilege of attending the annual debate for local high schools organised by the SDLP. […]

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History students in local democracy debate

Year 12 History student Niamh Cluett writes about an opportunity she and her classmates had to engage in local democracy. I was chosen with Conor and Luc from my History class to enter a debating team raising issues about whether Newry and Mourne is an age friendly society – that is a society fit to […]

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Holocaust recollections for St Paul’s students

Year 10 student Orla Garvey writes about a recent visit to Bagnell’s castle, where she and her classmates met Holocaust survivor Joanna Millen. Myself and four classmates, along with our friends in Newtownhamilton High School, travelled to Bagnell’s Castle to meet a lady who survived the Holocaust.  Joanna Millen had spent the first three years […]

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St Paul’s History students visit Berlin

The History students from St Paul’s High School at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Students from Year 13 recently visited Berlin as part of their AS Level History studies.  Accompanied by Head of Department Mr Emmett McCaffrey and History teacher Mr Neil McArdle the students enjoyed their time in the historical German capital.  Year 13 […]

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Open Day 2012

St Paul’s Science students demonstrating an experiment to a P7 pupil and a parent at Open Day.    St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook held its annual Open Day on Saturday 25 January.  Prospective pupils from Primary 7 classes in our feeder primary schools and their parents visited the school in large numbers.  They were guided […]

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Launch of ‘Living in the View of Slieve Gullion’

The launch of an exciting new multimedia local heritage project was celebrated at St Paul’s High School recently.  ‘Living in the View of Slieve Gullion’ is a collaborative project between the Bessbrook post-primary school, and six of its partner primary schools which showcases the many aspects of the shared local history between the younger and […]

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St Paul’s students attend Holocaust Survivor talk

On Wednesday 9th March, Year 12 and Year 13 History students had the opportunity to meet with Mrs Joanna Millan in Bagnel’s Castle. Mrs Millan was giving an account of her life and that of her family, who suffered so terribly during the Holocaust of the Second World War. At the age of three she […]


Pupils in Holocaust Remembrance

Pictured are pupils from 10/72 who planted yellow crocuses as a memorial to the victims of the Nazi Holocaust in Europe. The bulbs were kindly donated to St Paul’s by the Holocaust Educational Trust. Two years ago Eva Clarke, a survivor, spoke to History students about her family’s experiences during the Second World War and […]

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