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POETRY COMPETITION WINNERS

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The school library hosted a poetry competition ahead of National Poetry Day on Thursday 2nd October.  All poems were based on ‘remember’, which is the theme of this year’s National Poetry Day.  The standard of work submitted was exceptional. Rachel Patterson (Form …

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ART & DESIGN NEWS

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Congratulations to Form V  pupils Chloe Anderson, Rachael O’Donnell and Juanita O’Kane, who all gained full marks in the CCEA GCSE level examination 2014.

SIMON COMMUNITY N.I. WORKSHOP

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On Monday 29th September, Damien Magee, the Homelessness Prevention Coordinator from Simon Community NI, delivered an awareness-raising talk and workshop to two Form V GCSE English classes. The pupils had been studying Simon Armitage’s poem “Give” which addresses the theme of …

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SPANISH EXCHANGE VISIT TO LORD MAYOR OF BELFAST

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The Spanish Exchange group from Asturias, along with some Academy pupils, spent their last day touring the City Hall and attending a reception hosted by Lord Mayor, Nicola Mallon.  They were warmly welcomed by the Mayor, who invited the students …

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B.R.A. BAKE OFF – FINAL ROUND

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The last heat of the competition saw many dedicated students jostle to secure their place in the Bake Off final, to be held in October. The theme of the Bake Off was ‘Individual Choice’ and students put their own spin …

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SENIOR PREFECT TEAM-BUILDING AFTERNOON

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Senior Prefects spent Tuesday 23rd September after school completing a variety of team-building tasks.  Unsurprisingly, the building of lego structures, throwing eggs and relay events created much mayhem and laughter; however, the group also showed great promise in terms of communication …

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LATEST SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS

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Lifesaving Over the weekend of 27th-28th September, 10 pupils competed at the Irish Lifesaving Championships.  The Junior Girls’ teams managed to finish 6th and 4th, and the Senior Girls also placed 6th.  The boys shone in their events, with the Junior Boys’ …

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‘HEALTHY’ BAKE OFF HELPS B.R.A. CELEBRATE WELLBEING WEEK

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As part of Wellbeing Week, many students baked a variety of healthy treats for Heat 2 of the Great B.R.A. Bake Off. Our avid bakers created recipes that incorporated fruit, vegetables, wholemeal flour, bran and less fat or sugar. Judges …

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EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES 2014

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Languages are a great skill in life. Some people want to learn a language as a hobby or a challenge, some want to improve their chances of passing exams, many want to achieve a level that will help them get …

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ERASMUS PLACEMENT STUDENTS

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Dr. Bruno von Lutz from the Universität des Saarlandes came into school to visit students who are on placement in Northern Ireland this year as part of their course. We would like to welcome Florian Graf (far left) to Belfast …

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