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Year 7 -  Mr J Duddy (

Goodbye from Year Seven!


What a year it has been. From the stress of AQE and choosing your new schools to finding out your next step and finishing MPS in the blink of an eye. Seems like only yesterday starting our P7 journey to now saying goodbye. Good luck as you start the next chapter of your learning journey. We will miss you. Also to those families who are leaving MPS for the last time we thank you for support over the years and do remember you will always be welcome back as friends of Maghaberry.


Boys and girls, from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry. I am sorry that you missed out on what was promised to be a fantastic year. A trip to Edinburgh and time to make memories with your childhood friends. I am also thankful. Thankful for the unprecedented time you were able to spend with your families. Time to do things that you would not normally have done or learning new skills that you may not have had the time to learn.

I am so proud of each and every one of you.


Please come back and see us soon and often.


Stay safe. Keep smiling. One last reminder... wash your hands.


We love you.

We will miss you.

We are so proud of you.


Good luck.



Below is a short collection of photos from our last day in school in at the start of July. 

This is a link to an iMovie on Google Drive.

 Welcome to Year Seven!

In Year 7 we work very hard in the core subjects of Numeracy and Literacy BUT there are also lots of opportunities for fun learning, too. Our WAU topics include: Space, a European Christmas and Life in Victorian Times.  We go on educational visits to Armagh Planetarium and The Palace Stables. We also visit KS3 schools and welcome visitors to our classroom.

Our favourite trip of all, however, has to be the residential visit to Edinburgh! Visiting Edinburgh is a wonderful experience for  Year 7, even the teachers enjoy themselves. Edinburgh Castle, Butterfly and Insect World and Glasgow Science Museum are just a few of the places we visit. We highly recommend this trip. 

During the year, in PDMU, we learn how to organise our learning time in preparation for transfer to KS3. We enjoy the responsibilities of helping the younger children and play a vital role in preparing for school events.
We also spend time in the ICT suite where we use our computer skills to produce powerpoints, brochures and posters.

We love the opportunities we get, as the oldest pupils, to represent the school at sporting and non-sporting events as well as taking on new jobs and roles such as Playground Buddies.


Year 7 is a busy but enjoyable place. 

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!

We visited the Planetarium and spent time exploring the various planets and star constellations in our galaxy. We were able to see a real life asteroid that landed in Northern Ireland and before we went outside we designed and built our water powered rockets. 

We Have Liftoff,

Still image for this video

Life on board the ISS



We visited BeeSafe this year in Maze Presbyterian Church where we attended several workshops about health and safety. 


We learned about bus safety and how to travel to and from our new schools through an onboard discussion with our friends from Translink. 


We went back indoors and met representatives from the PSNI and the Northern Ireland Fire Brigade. We talked about being safe online by being SMART and discussed the importance of an escape plan in the event of a fire in our homes and simple steps we can follow to reduce this risk.


After this we we met with the NIE and talked about the dangers of electricity and how even the simplest thing such as charging our phones for too long and the importance of not overloading sockets. We also learned about the various types of Electrictity stations around us and ways of being safe when playing outside. 


To finish our day, we had discussion about healthy eating and what types of food we should be eating regularly.