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Monthly Archives: May 2013

LORD LIEUTENANT’S CADET FOR 2013

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Form VI pupil Nikita McCoubrey, a member of the Northern Ireland Sea Cadet Corps, has been selected by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants to represent the City of Belfast in the position of Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for 2013. She officially received this …

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CO-OPERATION IRELAND CATCH PROJECT

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Pupils from Form III completed Co-operation Ireland’s CATCH Citizenship project on Wednesday 22nd May.  Team-building and evaluation activities took place in the Crumlin Road Gaol’s Lanyon Suite, followed by a historical tour of the facility. This personal and social development …

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FORM IV VISIT TO BALMORAL SHOW

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On Friday 17th May, a group of Form IV Biology students visited the Balmoral Show at its new location at Balmoral Park along the M1.  From rabbits to diggers and show jumping to quad bikes, there was much to anchor …

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ULSTER SCHOOLS’ ATHLETICS CHAMPS

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The Ulster Schools’ Athletics Championships took place at the Antrim Forum on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May. BOYS’ RESULTS On Friday, in perfect conditions, Stephen McCorry set a new Ulster record in the Junior Hammer, throwing a massive 50.43m; …

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STEM TEACHER CAREERS DAY

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On 14th May, Almac (Pharmaceutical discovery and development) hosted a Teacher Careers Day to give STEM subject staff an insight into the careers available within their company.  This included a company overview and talks by two academics within the group …

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VISIT BY DR BILLY HUNTER

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Dr Billy Hunter, an old boy of the School and a representative of the EU Science programme, visited School on 20th May and spoke to pupils in Form IV. Dr Hunter left the Academy in 2002 to study at the …

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TAEKWONDO POOMSAE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Form IV pupils Rebecca Marno and Cathryn Morrissey competed in the UTA Taekwondo International Poomsae Championships in Milton Keynes on 11th May 2013.  The girls excelled in their categories, with Rebecca bringing home 3 Gold medals (C class Under 17 Individual, …

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DISTRICT ATHLETICS SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Senior and Intermediate District Athletics Championships were held at the Antrim Forum on Saturday 11th May.  The poor weather conditions did not affect the Academy athletes, who performed well – with both the Senior and the Intermediate Boys’ teams …

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ROWING SCHOLARSHIP AT M.S.U.

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Emily Taggart (Form MVI) has accepted a rowing and academic scholarship to Michigan State University, USA, to start in August 2013 for 4 years.  Emily started rowing in June 2012 after being selected through a Rowing Ireland talent identification scheme. …

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DISTRICT ATHLETICS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Athletics Club competed at the District Athletics Championships at the Antrim Forum on Tuesday 7th May.  In excellent conditions there were some outstanding performances, including new District records for Stephen McCorry in the Junior Hammer and Matthew Dalton in …

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