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FORMER PUPIL DASS TO CAPTAIN CAMBRIDGE

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Captain Daniel Dass of Cambridge and Fergus Taylor fo Oxford sign the Varsity contract. Cambridge University v Micky Steele-Bodgers XV, Grange Road, Cambridge, 23/11/2016 © Matthew Impey/Wiredphotos.co.uk. tel: 07789 130 347 email: matt@wiredphotos.co.uk

Former Academy pupil, Daniel Dass, will be one of three Irishmen in the Cambridge University pack when he leads the Light Blues into the 135th Varsity Match at Twickenham on Thursday 8th December. The 21-year-old student and former Ulster Ravens back …

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YOUNG EINSTEIN CLUB – HOUSE TOWER BUILDING COMPETITION

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This week at the Young Einstein Club we held the first ever House Tower Building Competition.  The challenge was to build the highest free standing tower from 10 sheets of A4 paper and 1 metre of sellotape.  There was great …

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LVI INTERVIEW & ASSESSMENT PROGRAMME

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Eye4Education came into school on Monday 7th November and to deliver their Interview and Assessment Programme.  All of our LVI pupils were involved.  They participated in a three staged assessment centre incorporating an application form for a specific post, an …

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APPLYING TO UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTHERN IRELAND

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Mr Jonny Johnston, Trinity College Dublin’s  Northern Ireland Engagement Programme Coordinator and a former pupil of the Academy, came into school on Tuesday 22nd November to speak to our MVI pupils.  He explained the CAO application process and discussed the benefits …

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ALUMNI ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME

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Former pupil, Kim Mawhinney, who is presently Head of Art at National Museums and Galleries NI, led a discussion with sixth form pupils as part of the Alumni Enrichment Programme.  To her right are Mrs Kerr and Mrs O’Donnell of the Academy’s …

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HOCKEY RESULTS

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Hockey Results v Victoria 1st XI won 3-0 2A XI lost 3-1 2B/U15 cancelled due to frozen pitch U14A XI drew 2-2 U14B XI won 2-0 U13A XI won 3-0 U13B XI drew 0-0

YOUNG FILMMAKER AWARD 2016

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Nia McVicker, Form IV, made a short film called “The Birth of a Penny Board”.  Having built the penny board from a recycled skateboard deck before shooting the film, she entered the film into Cinemagic Young Film Festival 2016.  Having been among …

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POETRY ALOUD

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On Friday 18th November, Conor Callaghan and Rian Mullan competed in the semi-final of Poetry Aloud 2016 at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin. Poetry Aloud is an annual poetry speaking competition open to all post-primary students on the island …

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BOYS’ HOCKEY RESULT

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On Wednesday 16th November, our Colts hockey team won 3-0 against Craigavon in the first round of their competition, the Taylor Cup.  Owen O’Kane scored twice, with David Russell scoring the third.  Congratulations to the team and good luck as …

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INTERNATIONAL LIFESAVING TOURNAMENT

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Four Academy swimmers – Lorcan Gourley, Ollie Parkes, Lui Hurson and Finn Purdy – were selected to represent the UK at the Lifesaving Orange Cup at the weekend of the 12th and 13th of November in Eindhoven, Holland at the Pieter Van …

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