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BRITISH LIFESAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The School’s Lifesaving team travelled to Sheffield to compete at the 217 British Lifesaving Championships.  The team performed brilliantly and accumulated 45 medals in total, finishing 3rd overall in the medal table. Sinead Gourley became U18 Champion and, along with Lui Hurson …

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MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS

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As part of the shared education programme between Belfast Royal Academy and St. Malachy’s College, a group of LVI girls took part in training to assist in leading a ‘Mental Health Matters’ session.  The aim of the event is to …

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N.I. SCHOOLS’ DEBATING COMPETITION

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On Wednesday 22nd February our Debating Team, consisting of Jack Golden and Conor Callaghan (LVI), defeated a team from Armagh Royal in the Quarter-Finals of The Northern Ireland Schools’ Debating Competition. They now face a team from St. Louis Grammar …

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ULSTER SCHOOLS’ CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Ulster Schools’ Cross Country Championships took place on 22nd February.  Two Academy runners – Aoife Corry (Junior Girls) and Rioghnach Catney (Senior Girls) – competed to a particularly high standard.  Rioghnach finished in 4th position in her race, while …

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‘READ-ON’ CHEQUE PRESENTATION

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From 24th-28th October 2016, the English Department took part in Read-On, a sponsored reading event for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.  During the week, Forms I and II collected over £1,100. On 21st February 2017, a cheque for …

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SENIOR GIRLS’ HOUSE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

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The 2nd Senior House Hockey tournament was played on Thursday 9th February on a bitterly cold evening at Roughfort. Cairns the ‘superstar’ team were held to a draw by Shaw in an early match.  Pottinger, the reigning champions, were also held to …

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ALL-IRELAND LINGUISTICS OLYMPIAD

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Belfast Royal Academy decoders among 4,000 students aiming to unlock puzzles in unfamiliar languages Talented problem solvers from Belfast Royal Academy tested their minds against the world’s toughest puzzles in logic, language and linguistics during the qualifying round of the …

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COLOUR RUN

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Two Form I classes from the Academy spent an afternoon at St. Malachy’s College for a Colour Run.  This event was organised by A Level Sports Studies students at St. Malachy’s who wanted to organise a fun, cross-community event which could …

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STEMQUEST REGIONAL HEAT

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Two teams of Academy pupils competed in the Belfast heat of STEMQUEST, a STEM competition for KS3 pupils.  It was held at Belfast MET, Titanic Campus and consisted of five rounds of ten questions, covering Science, Mathematics and Technology.  Team …

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ULSTER SCHOOLS’ CRICKET CUP DRAW

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Mr Harte represented the Academy at the draw for the early rounds of the Ulster Schools’ Cricket Cup.  The School’s 1st XI were one of seven sides to receive a bye into the second round, in which they will travel to the …

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