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Year 8 Pupils – Sky Gamechangers


On Wednesday 5 December, two Year 8 pupils, Hamish Johnston and Selena Byrnes, were accompanied by Mrs Hutchinson and set off from Belfast City Airport bound for Heathrow, destination Sky studios, as the pupils had been invited to take part in the Christmas edition of the Sky programme, Gamechangers. This is a sports quiz programme aimed at 9-12 year olds where 3 teams compete against each other. Each team is captained by a famous sports personality and our 2 pupils had been invited by former pupil Aimee Fuller (2 times Winter Olympian in Snowboarding) to be in her team. The other 2 captains were Serena Gutherie (England Netball) and Alfie Hewett (Wheelchair Tennis player). Aimee, Hamish and Selena competed in various quiz rounds, both physical and mental, culminating in a Christmas-themed obstacle race.

Coincidentally this programme is produced by former pupil Emma Self (née Marshall) so it was great to meet Emma and hear about her work at Sky Sports. After a full day of filming, the exhausted pupils and teacher were escorted back to Heathrow for their flight back to Belfast. This was a very exciting and memorable experience for all involved and it was a privilege for us to be asked to be a part of it. You will have to tune in to Sky Mix on Saturday 22 December 2018 at 5.00 pm to see how Aimee, Hamish and Selena got on.

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