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Monthly Archives: January 2016

ACADEMY PUPILS PAST & PRESENT TRIUMPHANT AT SPORTS AWARDS

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Form V pupil, and rising swimming superstar, Conor Ferguson and former pupil, and Ulster and Ireland rugby player, Iain Henderson were two of the major winners at the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards, held on Monday 25th January.  At a star-studded evening …

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IVEAGH SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS

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Congratulations to Conor Callagan (Form V) who has been awarded an Iveagh Scholarship place to work in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin in April. The Iveagh Scholarship grants 30 places for students across Ireland to shadow …

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DANSKE BANK SCHOOLS’ CUP ROUND 2 WIN

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BRA 31 -14 GROSVENOR GS Belfast Royal Academy defeated Grosvenor Grammar School 31-14 when the teams met at Roughfort, the winners earning a 3rd Round date at Down High School. Grosvenor could not have got off to a better start …

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LATEST HOCKEY NEWS & RESULTS

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Girls’ Hockey Results v Carrick G.S. – 23/01/16 1st XI won 3-1 2A XI won 3-0 2B XI lost 2-1 U15 XI won 1-0 U14A XI won 4-0 U14B XI drew 0-0 U13B XI drew 0-0

STEMQUEST SUCCESS

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Two teams of Academy pupils competed in the Belfast heat of STEMQUEST, a STEM competition for KS3 pupils. It was held in Titanic Belfast and consisted of eight rounds of questions, covering Science, Mathematics and Technology. Team 1 – Ollie …

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BBC PRACTICE NEWS DAY

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Students from Belfast Royal Academy took part in the BBC Practice News Day on Thursday 21st January. The day is aimed to promote the BBC News School Report project which is celebrating its tenth birthday this year. The work of the …

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‘TOP OF THE BENCH’ CHEMISTRY COMPETITION

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On Thursday 21st January, a team of KS3 and KS4 pupils from Belfast Royal Academy competed in the regional heat for the Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Top of the Bench’ competition.  This competition is designed to encourage and reward high achievement …

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DANIEL DASS APPOINTED CAPTAIN OF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY RUGBY CLUB

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We were pleased to learn that former pupil, Daniel Dass, has been appointed the new Captain for 2016 of Cambridge University Rugby Football Club. Daniel arrived in Cambridge in 2014 to study Economics at St. Catharine’s College from Belfast Royal Academy.  He came …

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HOUSE DEBATING COMPETITION FINAL

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On Tuesday 19th January, Ryan Corry and Abigail Magill, representing Pottinger House,  proposed the motion, “This House believes that Donald Trump would make an excellent US president.” They were opposed by Laura Fleck and Conor Callaghan, representing Shaw House. The …

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FORMER PUPIL BRINGS REMBRANDT PAINTING TO ULSTER MUSEUM

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Former pupil Ruth Cornett, accompanied by her husband, visited the Academy on the 18th January. Ruth is a Director of the Heritage and Taxation Advisory Service at Christies, the internationally renowned Art dealers.  She has played a major role in …

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