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ARRANGEMENTS FOR END OF TERM – Friday 27th March 2015

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Please note carefully the following arrangements for the end of term.  There will be two awards ceremonies: Forms I – III               before break Forms IV – MVI        after break On Friday 27th March, those receiving awards should report to …

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BRING IT ON ROADSHOW

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Bring IT On Event arrives at BMC, Titanic Quarter Wednesday 25th March 2015 saw pupils from Belfast Royal Academy attend the Bring IT On Roadshow when it arrived at BMC, Titanic Quarter for the fourth of the current series of …

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LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM GAIN CERTIFICATIONS

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On Tuesday 24th March, five members of the Learning Support team attended a graduation ceremony at the Oakwood Advisory Service to recognise their achievement in completing the Certificate in Professional Development in ASD.  They were accompanied to the ceremony by …

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BOYS’ HOCKEY – TAYLOR CUP FINAL

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The Boys’ Colts Hockey team played Markethill High School in the final of the Taylor Cup on Wednesday 25th March at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club.  The team unfortunately lost 5-0 after an enthralling game.  Each boy gave 100% and were able to …

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“DER KLEINE ANGSTHASE” BY ELISABETH SHAW

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A past pupil of the Academy, Elisabeth Shaw, produced a series of children’s books in German that have stayed in print since her death in 1992.  She was educated at Belfast Royal Academy in the 1930/40s and later wrote a …

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“AUF WEIDERSEHEN” FROM FLORIAN

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My name is Florian Graf and I am a student of Translation of English and Spanish from Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany.  In my studies, I am required to live in an English-speaking country and to have daily contact with native …

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SAPHARA – A ‘JOURNEY WITH PURPOSE’ TO INDIA

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This year the Academy began a new association with Northern Ireland-based charity, Saphara, which works in India, helping children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds attend school. Saphara was set up by a Belfast teacher, Dr. Christine Burnett who first …

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VIEWING THE SOLAR ECLIPSE

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Academy staff and pupils took advantage of a break in the cloud the morning of Friday 20th March to observe the partial solar eclipse.  Many had created their own ‘eclipse viewers’, made by piercing a hole into a paper plate and …

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U19 INTER-PROVINCIAL BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Bridge team of Emma Mills, Lucy Kinnear, Angela Cao and Eilis O’Loan won the Under 19 Inter-provincial Bridge Championship, held on 20th & 21st March in Belfast. And to round off the Academy’s dominance at the event, the team of Ryan Lightowler, …

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N.I. BOOK AWARD LAUNCH

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Pupils from the Junior Book Club travelled to Aquinas Grammar on Wednesday 18th March to attend the annual NI Book Award Launch.  Pupils took part in a quiz and were treated to a talk by the prolific author, Oisin McGann. The …

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