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U14 HOCKEY TOUR TO HOLLAND

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Two great days of hockey at SV Kampong in Utrecht as part of the U14 Hockey Tour to Holland. The girls enjoyed a training session with David Harte and team mates, and two matches against the top U14 teams at …

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INTER-PROVINCIAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Congratulations to Luke Calwell (Form III), who was part of the Ulster squad who competed in the inaugural Regional Skills Academy Inter-Provincial Swimming Championship at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin on Sunday 31st March. Ulster took the title and …

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ASSEMBLY VISITORS

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On Tuesday 2nd April, the School Council were pleased to host Gary Symington from Lighthouse at the Senior Assemblies and Grace Williams from Air Ambulance at the Junior Assemblies. Gary and Grace each received a cheque for £1,400 for their …

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SCHOOL LIBRARY MARKS WORLD BOOK DAY

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The school library was filled to capacity with pupils from various year groups recently, as they gathered to celebrate ‘World Book Day’. The Big Bumper Book Quiz, put together by Miss McAtamney, was aimed at cultivating and improving reading culture …

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EANI ‘PLASTIC IN SCHOOLS’ COMPETITION

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B.R.A. students have produced a news report about plastic waste as part of their entry for the EANI ‘Plastic in Schools’ Competition. Schools were required to audit, monitor, and analyse the differing types of plastic that come into the school …

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YOUNG SIR WALTER SCOTT PRIZE

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A creative story written by Form V student, Elise Swain, was shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Young Sir Walter Scott’ Prize. Her story ‘Deleterious’ was ‘Highly Commended’ and will feature in a published anthology. The judges told Elise they were, ‘impressed …

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BRITISH NATIONAL SPEED LIFESAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Our Lifesaving team took part in the British National Speed Lifesaving Championships in Sheffield over the weekend of 16th & 17th March and had an extremely successful event, winning 4 Golds, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals. The National Speed …

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NICILT FRENCH DEBATE AT QUB

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Form MVI French students, Dylan McGrotty, Amber McCalmont and Claire Njanina recently competed in the NICILT French Debate, held at Queen’s University, Belfast. The team argued against the motion: «Netflix est en train de tuer le cinéma», namely that Netflix …

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HOUSE COMPETITION – ECO-BRICK CHALLENGE

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Help reduce your plastic footprint by taking part in the B.R.A. Eco-Brick Challenge! Eco-bricks are slowly coming in but we need more! Please save your plastic bottles and fill them with plastic. Not only will it reduce the amount of …

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YOUNG REPORTERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

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Form I students completed an investigation into recycling contamination as part of the Young Reporters for the Environment Competition. They discovered that a significant amount of our recyclable waste is being sent to landfill because the wrong items are being …

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