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THE ACADEMY MOCK SCOTTISH REFERENDUM

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On Tuesday 16th September, Politics Society students ran a mock Scottish independence referendum for students in Forms V to Middle Sixth and staff.  It was run like a true referendum, with the polling station open from 8.00am until the end of …

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UK MATHS TRUST TEAM CHALLENGE

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In May, the Junior Maths team consisting of Daniel Quigley (Form III), Lui Hurson (Form III), Jack Green (Form II) and Rory Flynn (Form II) won the NI round of the UK Maths Trust Team Challenge.  Placing as the top …

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CITY COUNCIL GREENLIGHTS FLOODLIGHTING FOR ROUGHFORT

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A group of Academy pupils, along with Miss Brady and the Bursar, Miss Hull, attended a celebration at Belfast City Hall on Thursday 11th September to mark the £15million investment in pitches Belfast City Council is making that will improve …

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SPANISH EXCHANGE 2014

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The 7th annual Spanish Exchange group from Asturias in Northern Spain, consisting of 18 pupils and 2 teachers, Dioni and Isabel, is enjoying a full programme of activities in N. Ireland.  On Thursday 11th September, the group, accompanied by Mr McCamley, …

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WORK EXPERIENCE IN NICARAGUA

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During the summer holidays Ling Chung, MVI student of Spanish, went to Managua in Nicaragua, Central America to help out in one of the local communities. She assisted children of pre-school age with their studies and taught English and French to youngsters. She …

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LATEST SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS

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Hockey Saturday 13th September 1st XI won 5-2 against Coleraine High School 2B XI won 2-1 vs Belfast High School U15 XI 0-0 vs Belfast High School U14A & B XI both won 1-0 vs Belfast High School U13A XI won 1-0 vs Belfast High School U13B XI lost 1-0 vs Belfast …

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be*the change – MALAWI 2014

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On the 23rd June, 31 of our LVI young people, 2 Board members and 6 staff left from the Academy gates as our Malawi 2014 be*the change team. This year we had team members taking part in international work placements …

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ALL-IRELAND SPELLING BEE CHAMPION

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New Form 1 pupil Amelia McDowell has already caused quite a ‘buzz’ at school after she was crowned All-Ireland Spelling Bee champion at the Grand Final in Dublin earlier in the summer. The event was held at the RTE Radio …

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ROUND-UP FROM UK SCHOOLS’ GAMES

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The Academy was well represented at the recent Sainsbury’s UK Schools’ Games, held in Manchester on 4th-7th September, with pupils taking part in a diverse range of events, including Swimming, Hockey, Athletics, Judo and Basketball. Results included: Conor Ferguson took …

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PUPIL – TEACHER KARTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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On Friday 20th June, five brave teachers took to the track at Nutts Corner against the all-star pupils’ team in a karting tournament to end all karting tournaments. The races were fast and furious, even though some of the overtaking by …

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