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FORM V GIRLS’ TAG RUGBY

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On Thursday 26th February, the Form V Girls’ Tag Rugby team played in the Schools’ Cup qualifying tournament, organised by Ulster Rugby at Grosvenor Grammar.  There were 16 schools involved in the tournament.  The team beat Ballynahinch 4-3 and narrowly lost 3-2 …

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CO-OPERATION IRELAND’S CATCH PROGRAMME

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On Friday 28th February, fifteen participants from Form III completed the final day of Co-operation Ireland’s CATCH programme (Challenging Attitudes, and Changing Horizons).  The pupils interviewed a panel of local community representatives and politicians, posing some challenging questions about issues ranging from …

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PUPILS HELP LAUNCH ‘TASTY CAREERS’ WEBSITE

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Form IV pupils Justine Harding and Claire Njanina recently helped Improve – the Food and Drink Sector Skills Council – to launch a new ‘Tasty Careers’ website to further educate young people about the benefits of a career in the …

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TUTOR GROUPS OF THE MONTH

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Form I Tutor Group of the Month for February was 1CU2 (RMC) with an impressive 46 merits.  In second place was 1SH2 (PRC) with 18 merits. Form II Tutor Group of the Month for February was 2CU2 (MMM) with 9 merits.  In …

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MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE

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Twenty delegates from the Academy, ranging from Form II to LVI, attended the annual Model United Nations Conference at Wesley College on 27 & 28th February. They represented Turkey, Iran and Angola. The students debated controversial subjects such as disarmament and terrorism …

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GCSE HOME ECONOMICS PRACTICALS

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The GCSE Home Economics practical examinations took place from 23rd  – 25th February.  The students had to prepare a minimum of three dishes plus accompaniments in 2 ½ hours.  Their topic was either dishes suitable for pregnant women or dishes including …

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ULSTER SCHOOLS’ CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Ulster Cross Country Championships took place at Mallusk on Tuesday 24th February and the Academy was represented by the Senior Boys, Senior Girls and Intermediate Girls’ teams, as well as Harriet Dougan (Junior Girls) and Jakub Woloszyn (Junior Boys) in the individual category. …

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ACCELERATED READER 100% CLUB WINNERS

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The draw for pupils participating in the Accelerated Reader 100% Club took place the morning of Tuesday 24th February at Junior Assembly.  Alex Gifford, Tom Nicholl and Victoria Mitchell were the lucky winners , each receiving £10 to spend at our …

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PRINCE EDWARD VISITS THE ACADEMY’S DofE AWARD

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We were delighted on Thursday 26th February to welcome HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex to the Academy.  The Prince was visiting the School’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which is probably the largest school-based Award Centre in the United Kingdom, with 442 …

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WATERPOLO TEAM WIN THEIR FIRST CANADA TROPHY

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The Senior Boys’ Waterpolo team are riding on the crest of a wave at the minute after winning not only the Ulster Schools’ Waterpolo U19 League, for the first time, but also the Canada Trophy (the Ulster Schools’ Waterpolo Cup) …

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