PCSU is one of the largest extra-curricular activities in college. Weekly meetings on Fridays at lunchtime in the Assembly Hall are very popular, with at times up to 200 students attending a programme of varied events, from worship sessions, to bible studies and socials.
Most meetings have a time of worship led by students and a talk from a guest speaker, testimonies from students or other activities such as teacher panels.
This year the focus was on the story of Joseph and how we can apply this to our everyday lives.
The SU weekend continues to be a good opportunity for fellowship and fun with approximately 90 students travelling to Castlewellan Castle in March. This was a fantastic weekend where we enjoyed some fabulous Spring weather and were challenged on the theme of “Awe”. Our guest speaker was Jonny Farrell from Youth for Christ in Ballyclare.
SU is organised by a committee of 5 students and 3 teachers who meet every Monday at lunchtime for overall planning and specifics of each week’s programme. The Friday meetings are run by the students for the students.
There are also two prayer meetings – one before school and the other on a Tuesday lunchtime.
SU Teachers hold these two overall aims:
- SU should be an opportunity for students to increase their knowledge of God and develop opportunities to explain their beliefs.
- SU is a training ground for future leaders as the students should be involved in all aspects of planning and delivery.