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Monthly Archives: May 2016

ROWING SUCCESS & FENCING REPRESENTATIONAL HONOURS

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Form LVI pupil Kerrie Johnson has experienced a memorable couple of days of late.  First of all she received official confirmation that she had been selected to represent Northern Ireland at this year’s UK School Games, being held in Loughborough on …

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TOM TEARS IT UP AT THE K CLUB

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Tom McKibbin was invited by Rory McIlroy to play in the Irish Open Pro:Am on Wednesday 18th May at the K Club, Kildare.  He played the eighteen hole round with professional golfer David Lingmerth and former World Snooker Champion Dennis Taylor. …

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FORM I VISIT THE PLANETARIUM

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On Friday 13th May, 200 Form I pupils visited the Armagh Planetarium.  They were given a guided tour of the exhibits, built rockets and watched the “Astronaut” movie in the state of the art Digital Theatre.  The day was thoroughly enjoyed by …

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NIBFA LEAGUE CUP WIN

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Oliver McGrath, Form II, won the ‘National League’ cup with Linfield Football Club, last weekend.  The tournament is played amongst teams in the NIBFA league. There are twenty-five teams that take part in this competition, mainly academy clubs, clubs linked …

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LVI BIOLOGISTS GET A CLOSER LOOK AT BIODIVERSITY

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80 of our A.S. Biology students travelled to CAFRE, Greenmount Agricultural College, Antrim for their annual Fieldwork and Biodiversity Workshop. The pupils explored the factors adversely impacting biodiversity in Northern Ireland and across the EU.  From nutrient management to biological …

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IRISH SCHOOLS’ SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The B.R.A. Swim team finished off the year with pleasing results at the Irish Championships: The Junior Girls (Monica del Castillo, Cher Enriquez , Sophia del Castillo and Lydia Mees) came 2nd in the medley and 3rd in the Freestyle relays …

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ULSTER LIFESAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The School’s Lifesaving squad took part in the Ulster Championships on Friday 6th May.  There were some excellent performances from the pupils, and the results were, as follows: Junior Girls 2nd – Sophia del Castillo & Cher Enriquez 3rd – Scarlett …

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JUNIOR IRISH FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Kerrie Johnson (Form LVI) took part in the Junior Irish Fencing Championships on Saturday 30th April at Loreto Abbey, Dalkey.  Competing in the U20 Girls’ Epee competition (known as the “Junior” category), Kerrie was victorious over Aoife Duggan-McSweeney of Munster …

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G.B. LIFESAVING SQUAD TRAINING CAMP

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The Academy were delighted to welcome the G.B. Lifesaving Performance Squad for its first training camp of the 2016/17 season.  This is the first time the GB team has been to Northern Ireland, and it was a great privilege to …

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BBC ELECTION DEBATES

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With the Assembly election upon us, Matthew Wilson (Form MVI), a first time voter, writes about his experiences on three BBC programmes in the run up to the election. On 20th April, The Good Friday Agreement Generation gathered an audience …

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