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Monthly Archives: November 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – INTER-HOUSE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP

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The Inter-House Hockey Championship took place under the floodlights at Roughfort on a chilly Friday night in November. Cairns were the ‘Galacticos’ with 6 1st XI players, Pottinger not far behind with 4/5 1st XI players in their ranks, with Currie arguably the …

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GIRLS’ HOCKEY RESULTS

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Saturday 28th November Matches versus Ballymena U14A XI won 1-0 U14B XI drew 0-0 U13A XI won 1-0 U13B XI lost 2-0

ULSTER GRAMMAR SCHOOLS’ SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Academy swim team took part in the Ulster Grammar Schools’ Swimming Championships on Saturday 28th November, and produced some excellent performances and results.  They picked up 43 medals in total, won the Intermediate Girls’ and Intermediate Boys’ cups, and the …

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POLITICS TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

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Over half term week, 22 pupils from B.R.A. travelled to Washington DC, the first trip the Academy has ever done to the American capital. Over the next few days, important American political sites and culture surrounded us. Immediately we were …

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GIRLS’ WATER POLO IRISH LEAGUE MATCHES

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The Girls’ U16 Water Polo team recently travelled to Galway for two Irish League matches. The team lost narrowly in their first match 6-5 to St. Vincent’s, but they had a great win against Clontarif 6-1. Well done to all the …

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NEW TRAINING KIT FOR GIRLS’ HOCKEY XI

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Mrs. Nicholl presents the Girls’ Hockey 2A XI captain Rebecca Harbinson and her team with a set of new training hoodies, sponsored by Omexom Power & Grid.

GLEBE HOUSE POETRY COMPETITION SUCCESS

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Form III student, Rosie Strutt, has won the Glebe House Harmony Trust poetry competition, judged by Irish poet, Frank Ormsby. Rosie received her award at a special ceremony held at Down County Museum, Downpatrick on Wednesday evening. Rosie’s poem, The Tune, …

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MVI ECONOMICS TRIP TO IKEA

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On 25th November, MVI Economics pupils paid a visit to IKEA, where Mr Nigel McGarry provided a guided tour, stopping a various points to explain IKEA’s business model.  It was particularly useful to see the various approaches used by the …

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INVESTIGATING WINDMILLS @ YOUNG EINSTEIN CLUB

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Last week, while Northern Ireland was experiencing the effects of Storm Abigail, Ex-hurricane Kate and Storm Barney, the Young Einstein Club decided to investigate windmills.  The pupils made paper windmills of two different designs.  They then made the windmills in …

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SWIM ULSTER SCHOOLS’ GALA

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The B.R.A. Swim Team produced some top performances at the Swim Ulster Schools’ Gala. Team Captain Conor Ferguson lifted the McGovern Cup, won by the Intermediate Boys’ team.  Conor won 4 Gold medals, with his team mates Finn Purdy winning 3 Gold, Lui Hurson 2 …

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