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Monthly Archives: June 2012

LVI ENGINEERING SUMMER PROJECT

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Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with FG Wilson (Engineering) Limited are offering Lower 6th pupils an insight into studying engineering and the life changing opportunities this could lead to.  A programme will run from Monday 20 – Friday 24th August …

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FORM II PARIS TRIP REPORT

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We had a very successful summer trip to Paris this year, where forty-four Form II pupils and five members of staff enjoyed a week long trip around the city. Our days were filled with visits to the Palace of Versailles, …

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FOTA QUIZ NIGHT

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Friends of the Academy, the school’s PTA, held another successful Quiz Night in the School Library on Thursday 21st June.  With Quizmasters Dr Brown and Mr Shields, it was a fun event which raised funds for school activities.  The winners …

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SPONSORED WALK PRESENTATIONS

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This year our Sponsored Walk raised a total of £9,319.09, which means that we will be able to provide cheques for £2,329.77 to each of our four charities. Special thanks go to the pupils of registration groups 1CA1, 1CU1, 1SH1, …

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SOCIAL GROUP OUTING

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On Friday 22nd June, B.R.A Social Group had their first outing together.  We travelled to Lorne House (Girlguiding Ulster) where we took part in team-building, archery and the cube course (high ropes). The weather on the day was not the …

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GEOGRAPHY FIELDTRIP

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On Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st June, Form IV Geography pupils collected data in the centre of Belfast for their controlled assessment task.  The subject was ‘renewable energy resources’ and members of the public were asked some questions about this …

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ATHLETICS NEWS

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On Saturday 23rd June, Scott McMurtry, Stewart Martin, Alan Curtis, Ruairi Brogan, Mellissa Moffett, Emma Kelso and Victoria Beattie represented Ulster in the Irish Schools’ Tailteann U17 Interprovincial competition at the Morton Stadium, Santry.  All athletes performed well, contributing valuable …

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POETRY WORKSHOPS

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Scott Jamison and Stephen Connolly led end of year poetry workshops with Junior School classes in the English Department.

WORLD SPORT DAY

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On Monday 25th June, thirteen Form I pupils travelled to Belfast City Hall where they represented the school at ‘World Sport Day’.  The event was one of thirteen ‘Live Site Spectaculars’ being held nationwide to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic …

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AMAZING BRAINS N.I.

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Twenty of our Form III Business Studies pupils took part in a ‘Business Brains’ event on Friday 22nd June 2012.  This took place at the NICVA building in Duncairn Gardens.  Belfast Boys Model, St Patrick’s College & Our Lady of …

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