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KARTING AT NEED4SPEED

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The 2019/20 Karting season is underway! The team welcomed new Form 1 pupils to Need 4 Speed Karting on Tuesday afternoon for an arrive and drive session, where a mixture of those with & without experience took to the track …

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HOUSE CHARITY CHEQUE PRESENTATIONS

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We were delighted to welcome into school on Tuesday 7th October representatives from each of the nominated charities of our four Houses – Shaw, Pottinger, Cairns & Currie – to be presented with cheques for monies raised by pupils throughout …

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TRI INTER-SCHOOLS’ SHOW JUMPING LEAGUE

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On Saturday 5th October, the Show Jumping team took part in the 2nd round of the TRI Inter Schools’ Show Jumping League at the Meadows Equestrian Centre, Lurgan. They put up a great performance to finish on a zero score …

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THE BIG S.U. WEEKEND

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One hundred and twelve pupils attended the annual BIG S.U. Weekend at Castlewellan Castle from Friday 4th – Sunday 6th October. A special thank you must go to Andrew Thompson, who spoke on the book of Esther. A fun time …

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NATIONAL POETRY DAY

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The Academy was flooded with poetry last week in honour of National Poetry Day, which this year celebrated its 25th anniversary.  The school library hosted both a poetry competition and the Scholastic Book Fair throughout the week. On the day …

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EUROPEAN CYCLOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Congratulations to Ciaran Dixon, Form LVI, who has been selected to compete for Ireland at the European Cyclocross Championships in Silvelle, Italy on Sunday 10th November. Ciaran rides for Team Type 1, which is a feeder team for the Novo …

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THE GREAT B.R.A. BAKE-OFF 2019

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With over 80 entries, The Great B.R.A. Bake-Off 2019 was another resounding success.  Our very own Prue, Paul, Sandi & Noel were on-hand to judge and commended the artistic capabilities and baking skills of pupils from Forms I-MVI.  Thanks for …

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LONDON OPEN ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

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Congratulations to Form I pupil, Chester Enriquez, who competed in the London Open Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (Under 12 category) event in September. Chester won a Bronze Medal – an amazing achievement given that the competition attracts the best elite male …

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ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY LAUNCHES ‘BIG BIN’ INITIATIVE

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Thanks to a kind donation from the CA Countryside Custodians, students at B.R.A. will now be able to recycle waste that was destined for landfill. Mrs Katherine McAdam gave a talk to the society about this innovative environmental initiative, which …

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MEC SCHOOLS’ SHOWJUMPING COMPETITION

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Our Showjumping team of Olivia Quinn, Tori Jewiss & Erin McCrea had their first outing this term at the Schools’ competition held at the Meadows Equestrian Centre last Saturday. They had a promising start to the competition, which will run over the …

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