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FUNDRAISING FOR AWARENI

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Eight of our Middle Sixth pupils, as part of a larger youth group, have been fundraising for Aware NI, the Depression Charity for Northern Ireland. Their goal has been to run 1000 miles by 15th April, 250 miles collectively a …

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‘TOP OF THE BENCH’ CHEMISTRY COMPETITION

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On the 23rd March, a team of two Form 3 students, one Form 4 student and one Form 5 student represented Northern Ireland in the ‘Top of the Bench’ national final.  The team consisted of Jessica Lane, Katie McCarney, Daisie …

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BRITISH PHYSICS OLYMPIAD SENIOR CHALLENGE

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Seven Academy students (Ben Golden, Adrib Ahmed, Veda Muruga Perumal, Sabriel Gergett, Jack Gillespie, Alex Scott & Harriett McAllister) participated in the British Physics Olympiad Senior Challenge at the start of March. The BPhO is to encourage the study of …

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ALUMNI NEWS – JANICE CARRUTHERS & PAUL SEAWRIGHT

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We were delighted to learn that two distinguished BRA alumni, Professor Janice Carruthers and Professor Paul Seawright, have recently recorded some notable achievements in their fields. Professor Carruthers has been elected as a Member of The Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s …

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TIMES SHIFTING

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Very well done to MVI student Elise Swain, who has had two lockdown-written pieces published in Times Shifting, a publication born from a creative writing project for young writers, under the umbrella of the Young Walter Scott Prize. #BRAenglit

LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM – WALK FOR AUTISM FUNDRAISER

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Congratulations to our Learning Support Team on their Walk For Autism fundraiser! The group raised £2903, which is an incredible achievement. We would like to say a big thank you to both the team for taking on this wonderful endeavour, …

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POETRY IN MOTION – SEAMUS HEANEY AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT

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L6 student, Kathleen Malone, has won the Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement for her poem, ‘Daniel’s Piano.’ 🦉🙌 Kathleen submitted her work through the ‘Poetry in Motion’ initiative, joining several other B.R.A. students whose poetry was also selected for the …

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DISNEY QUIZZES

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We’ve gone absolutely quiz mad at the school library!  They’re proving a fabulous way of bringing pupils together virtually during lockdown lunchtimes. Four big Disney lockdown quizzes took place over the past fortnight, with lots of fabulous prizes up for …

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MEDALLION RUGBY RUNNING CHALLENGE

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Following on from our Senior team’s success in the Schools’ Running Challenge, we were delighted to learn that our Medallion squad performed well in their running challenge against other schools across Ireland, finishing 9th out of 16 teams. Congratulations to …

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PINK PAPER BAG PROJECT IN THE COMMUNITY

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Back in November we launched our Pink Paper Bag Project, which aims to make sanitary products accessible to pupils at the school. Now Fitzy’s Convenience Store on the Antrim Road is making period products available FREE to anyone in need. …

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