Four Corners Arts Festival

On Friday 5th February five members of Grosvenor’s Upper Sixth enjoyed a rare and valuable opportunity when they were invited to attend the prestigious ‘Four Corners Arts Festival’, held at the University of Ulster Campus on York Street.

Upon arrival at the event the quintet, namely; Andrew Graham, Olivia Cullen, Ryan Simpson, Ben Sullivan and Hannah Martin, mingled with pupils from the other schools present before listening to a talk by Maggie Swarbrick, former Senior Broadcast Journalist at the BBC, on the topic of youth-led message in the media.

The pupils in attendance were then split into ten groups, each of which was given one hour to prepare a four minute presentation on their hopes for Belfast in the future and what changes they would like to see. All of the Grosvenor pupils made valuable contributions to their teams’ presentations and spoke on topics ranging from homelessness to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

In addition, Stuart and Ryan received an added bonus when they briefly featured in a broadcast about the event on BBC Newsline on Friday 5th February, while Stuart was also interviewed during the event by the Belfast Telegraph, with his picture and words featuring in its edition on Saturday 6th February.  

All of the Grosvenor representatives enjoyed meeting the many pupils from other schools and discussing a range of important issues that will affect their future lives in Belfast; well done to Stuart, Olivia, Ryan, Ben and Hannah who represented the school so well at the event and we wish them the best of luck throughout the remainder of their A2 studies.

Grosvenor's esteemed quintet (from left to right): Ben Sullivan, Ryan Simpson, Olivia Cullen, Stuart Graham and Hannah Martin at the prestigious 'Four Corners Arts Festival' on Friday 5th Febraury.