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Monthly Archives: October 2013

COMMONWEALTH LIFESAVING CHAMPS

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In early September, the Academy’s Senior Lifesaving team members, Eorann O’Neill, Ruairi Hurson and Lori Turkington, travelled to Canberra, Australia to compete for Northern Ireland in the Royal Life Saving Society’s Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships. The RLSS Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships are …

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EUROPEAN LANGUAGES & CULTURE FAIR

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Euro Success at Opportunity Europe and Beyond Fair Belfast Royal Academy won the Euro Quiz, sponsored by Belfast City Council and hosted by Cool FM, at St. George’s Market Annual European Languages and Culture Fair.  The team of Caitlyn Murphy, …

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N.I. HOSPICE ‘WALL OF HOPE’ APPEAL

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Ms McBeth, along with pupils Sarah Minford & Harry Robinson, have been helping launch the Northern Ireland Hospice ‘Wall of Hope’ appeal.  Ms McBeth commented, “I’m really excited about this opportunity for our pupils to help with the rebuild of …

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YOUNG EINSTEIN CLUB NEWS

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At the Young Einstein Club this week we were investigating ‘Windmills’. We tried making windmills with two different designs and then tested them to see which would spin the fastest.  The keenest scientists even managed to produce windmills of the …

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THE GREAT B.R.A. BAKE OFF – THE FINAL

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B.R.A. Students Turn Up The Heat In Bake Off Final Whilst TV viewers all around the country await BBC2’s highly popular finale of the Great British Bake Off, Belfast Royal Academy students gave the would-be celebrity bakers a run for …

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ART & DESIGN EXAMINATION SUCCESS

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Ruairi Brogan and Angela Cao, Form V, gained full marks in the CCEA GCSE level examination 2013. Jenna Todd, Form LVI, gained full marks in the CCEA AS level examination 2013 Ben O’Donnell and Oriana Firgau Marcano, Form MVI, gained …

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LATEST SHOW JUMPING NEWS

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On Saturday 19th October, the Show Jumping team took part at the Annual Inter-Schools’ Team Show Jumping Competition at Balmoral Park, Maze. In the Senior team event we had 2 teams competing for the Academy: Pottinger Amy Wilson MVI Beth …

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ALL-IRELAND CHOIR COMPETITION

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Congratulations to the B.R.A. Chamber Choir who competed against four other schools in the Regional Final of the All-Ireland Choir Competition on the evening of Monday 21st October.  Over 80 schools entered the competition, and it was a great honour …

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ROCK CHALLENGE HALLOWEEN DISCO

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On Friday 18th October, pupils from Form I-III gathered in the Dining Hall for a Halloween disco.  The disco was organised by the Rock Challenge team to help raise money for the upcoming competition. A number of pupils got into …

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORKSHOP

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On Thursday 17th October, ten Form LVI pupils joined our partner school, De La Salle College, for a day’s volunteering at Europe’s first Restore shop.  The low cost DIY store, funded and managed by Habitat volunteers, recently opened in the …

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