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Monthly Archives: February 2017

BRITISH LIFESAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The School’s Lifesaving team travelled to Sheffield to compete at the 2017 British Lifesaving Championships.  The team performed brilliantly and accumulated 45 medals in total, finishing 3rd overall in the medal table. Sinead Gourley became U18 Champion and, along with Lui Hurson …

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MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS

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As part of the shared education programme between Belfast Royal Academy and St. Malachy’s College, a group of LVI girls took part in training to assist in leading a ‘Mental Health Matters’ session.  The aim of the event is to …

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N.I. SCHOOLS’ DEBATING COMPETITION

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On Wednesday 22nd February, our Debating team, consisting of Jack Golden and Conor Callaghan (LVI), defeated a team from Armagh Royal in the quarter-final of the Northern Ireland Schools’ Debating Competition. They now face a team from St. Louis Grammar …

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ULSTER SCHOOLS’ CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Ulster Schools’ Cross Country Championships took place on 22nd February.  Two Academy runners – Aoife Corry (Junior Girls) and Rioghnach Catney (Senior Girls) – competed to a particularly high standard.  Rioghnach finished in 4th position in her race, while …

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HOCKEY SENIOR SHIELD SEMI-FINAL

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Congratulations to the 1st XI on their excellent 5-1 victory over Down High in the Senior Shield.  They will now face Rainey Endowed in the final on Monday 6th March.

‘READ-ON’ CHEQUE PRESENTATION

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From 24th-28th October 2016, the English Department took part in Read-On, a sponsored reading event for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.  During the week, Forms I and II collected over £1,100. On 21st February 2017, a cheque for …

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SENIOR GIRLS’ HOUSE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

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The 2nd Senior House Hockey tournament was played on Thursday 9th February on a bitterly cold evening at Roughfort. Cairns the ‘superstar’ team were held to a draw by Shaw in an early match.  Pottinger, the reigning champions, were also held to …

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ALL-IRELAND LINGUISTICS OLYMPIAD

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Belfast Royal Academy decoders among 4,000 students aiming to unlock puzzles in unfamiliar languages Talented problem solvers from Belfast Royal Academy tested their minds against the world’s toughest puzzles in logic, language and linguistics during the qualifying round of the …

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