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Wellington College Belfast

Co-Educational Grammar School

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Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship

18th June 2021 in Success

Wellington College Belfast pupil Harvey Donnelly secures a prestigious scholarship to the University of Toronto.

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship was created to bring exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Toronto. Wellington College Belfastis delighted to announce that our own Harvey Donnelly (Year 14) has been selected as one of the scholarship recipients for 2021. This is an outstanding achievement as there were thousands of applicants from across the entire globe.

Harvey secured his scholarship place alongside 34 other elite students from 20 countries, including USA, India, Nigeria and South Africa. What makes this even more remarkable is that it is the second year in a row that Wellington College Belfast has secured a Pearson International Scholarship, with Harvey following in the footsteps of Molly Graham, who was selected as one of the scholarship recipients for 2020.

Wellington College Principal, Mr David Castles said; "This is a fantastic achievement by Harvey and all of us at Wellington College are very proud of him. Harvey has always been top-class pupil within our school and it is a clear reflection of his all-round skills and abilities that he has obtained such an outstanding award. We wish him well in his Canadian adventure and we know that he will continue to represent himself – and the College – with integrity, humility and excellence. Good luck, Harvey."

Harvey, who will be studying Computer Sciences, noted that he “was deeply humbled and thrilled to be a recipient of the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship and excited to join the vibrant University of Toronto community this fall.”

The College is delighted with Harvey’s exceptional success and we wish him well for his upcoming Canadian studies.

English Department Read On Event

English Department Read On Event

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From the 14th to the 18th June 2021, the English Department organised a ‘ReadOn’ to support the invaluable work of Cancer Fund for Children. This involved every KS3 student being...

WCB Pop Up Library

WCB Pop Up Library

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WCB Pop up library returns next week in the courtyard to celebrate the start of a week long College Readathon in support of Cancer Fund for Children. Students will be...

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Young Enterprise Step Up Programme

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Congratulations to class 8JH pictured here with their certificates on completion of the Young Enterprise Northern Ireland ‘Step Up’ Programme. The Step Up programme provides an opportunity for students to develop...

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British Sign Language course

27th May 2021 in Events

On Thursday 27th May 2021 Anna and Aimee from year 13 (accompanied by Mrs McKeown) completed the receptive skills section of their BSL assessment.  All three are currently working towards...

AwareNI Charity Donation

AwareNI Charity Donation

14th May 2021 in Charity

Last term Wellington College raised an amazing £1,144.50 over the lockdown for the charity AWARE, which is the depression charity for Northern Ireland, supporting people with their mental well-being and...

Past Pupil Football Success

Past Pupil Football Success

22nd April 2021 in Sports

Congratulations to former pupil Emma McMaster who is a member of the NI Women's football team. The international team defeated Ukraine 2-0 in the play-offs to qualify for the European...

Inter House Design a Christmas Jumper

Inter House Design a Christmas Jumper

11th December 2020 in Charity

Congratulations to Aimee Elliott (Year 9) who won the Inter House Design a Christmas Jumper competition earning 50 points for Peters House. She is pictured here with Mr McFarland who is...

World Kindness Day – Foodbank Collection

World Kindness Day – Foodbank Collection

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to the College Foodbank Appeal as part of our act of kindness to celebrate World Kindness Day.  The amount and range of donations received...

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Remembrance Day

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Thanks to Hannah, 10HC, who performed the Last Post at 11am on the 11th November 2020 to commemorate the soldiers and civilians that have lost their lives in conflicts around...

Farewell to Mr Peter Chambers

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Mr Peter Chambers is leaving Wellington College at half-term, to become the Principal of the Rudolf Steiner School in Holywood. Our Principal, Mr Castles, paid this tribute to a very...

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