Trips & Visits

RSD pupils enjoy lots of opportunities to go on trips, attend conferences and open days, enter competitions and learn from visitors. Many of these opportunities are organised through subject Departments and clubs & societies but some are whole school in nature and open to all pupils.

Most of these activities are local in nature but some take pupils a little further afield with trips to London, Paris, Rome or Madrid; or a ski trip to the Alps; or with the Uganda Team to work at Bethel Royal High School in Nakasongola.

Wherever the destination, the key focus is always on expanding pupils’ horizons so that pupils extend their learning and interests beyond the classroom.

Highlight : Junior Hockey Dinner

To celebrate the very successful seasons for both the U13 and U14 Hockey squads, their coaches organised an awards...

Highlight: Under 13 Hockey Tour 2022

On the weekend of 20th – 22nd May the Under 13A Hockey squad took part in an end of season mini tour to the north coast.

Nothing is impossible for Polar Preet!

RSD was delighted to welcome Captain Preet Chandi, otherwise known as Polar Preet, to school recently.  Captain Chandi completed an unsupported expedition to the South Pole in 40 days over Christmas.

Chemistry at Work – Chemistry in Museums: Elements and Meteorites

This year the ‘Chemistry at Work exhibition’ – Chemistry in Museums: Elements and Meteorites event was held online with clips of Dr Mike Simms work as a Geologist working in NI museums discussed topics such as Elements, Life and Death and Technology. 

Learn Spark Year 12 event

Year 12 pupils attended a workshop which was conducted by Paul Gray from Learn Spark, focusing on topics such as developing the ideal study environment, developing self belief and growth mindset and strengthening memory.

Rebecca wins Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition

Four girls from RSD entered the annual Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition this year but, unfortunately due to restrictions, only three could go ahead to the regional heat at Ranfurly House on 11th...

Year 10 History partition workshop

Today our Year 10 History pupils visited The Burnavon in Cookstown for a Partition workshop, working also with pupils from St. Patrick's Academy. Thirty pupils from each...

Science COP26 event

  Last week, three STEM ambassadors and Engineering representatives from RPS Engineering in Belfast were invited to talk to our Year 9 pupils...

Angus Youth Challenge

The Angus Youth Challenge team from RSD attended the semi final exhibition at the Eikon Centre, Balmoral Estate last week.

Year 8 REACH Mentoring visit

This morning Year 8 had the pleasure of taking part in a brief REACH Mentoring workshop in school.

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