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Monthly Archives: April 2015

ANTRIM SIXES HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

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Well done to the U13 girls who took part in the Antrim Sixes Tournament at Antrim Forum on Monday 27th April. The girls enjoyed matches against Portadown LHC, Ballymena Academy, Cambridge House and Lurgan LHC. They played particularly well against …

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MAGNA CARTA ANNIVERSARY VISIT

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On Friday 24th April, nine LVI pupils, alongside Miss McAtamney, attended a special event at the Law Society and the Royal Courts of Justice to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. Pupils had the opportunity to …

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BIODIVERSITY DAY AT GREENMOUNT COLLEGE

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On Wednesday 15th April 2015, our LVI biologists travelled to Greenmount College (CAFRE), Antrim.  Our young people were given the opportunity to develop their ecological sampling skills, see in real life the impact of intensive farming and study the positive impact …

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DOVE SELF-ESTEEM WORKSHOPS

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On Tuesday 21st April, all Form II pupils and a number of Form III pupils attended Dove Self-Esteem workshops in school. Representatives from the Dove Self-Esteem initiative highlighted to pupils some of the issues surrounding the portrayal of beauty in the …

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TUTOR GROUPS OF THE MONTH

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Form 1 Tutor Group of the Month for March was 1Ca2 (MNW/RCW) with 28 merits.  In second place was 1Cu2 (RMC) with 22 merits. Form 2 Tutor Group of the Month for March was 2Ca2 (KSB) with 30 merits.  In …

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WWI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

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Congratulations to Lucy Kinnear (LVI) and Jessica North (V) on their selection for the ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ scholarship programme this summer. This project is funded by the Federal Government of Belgium, the Europe for Citizens Programme and …

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PARIS TRIP 2015

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At the end of last term 33 Academy pupils travelled to Paris. The trip began very early on Friday 27th March and finished very late Wednesday 1st April, with all kinds of activities in-between; including visits to the Eiffel Tower, Montmatre, Le Louvre, …

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SIMON COMMUNITY POETRY COMPETITION

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Five talented B.R.A. students were commended for their creative efforts during a special ceremony held at Stormont Buildings on Wednesday 15th April. Adam McCready, Daniel McIlroy, Rebecca Plackett, Emma Hagan and Kaitlyn McCalmont reached the final of the Simon Community …

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RUGBY TOUR TO PORTUGAL

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Twenty-one rugby players from LVI and MVI departed for Browns Sports Complex, Vilamoura, Portugal on Sunday 29th March for a 4 day tour.  The trip enabled many of the boys who could not make this summer’s tour to South Africa to experience a professional training camp set-up …

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‘READ-ON’ CHEQUE PRESENTATION

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On Tuesday, 24th March, Rebecca Spiers, the schools’ representative from the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children, was presented with a cheque for £3,297.67 at Junior Assembly. This sum was raised by Forms I and II during ‘Read-On’, the charity’s …

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