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Monthly Archives: December 2017

GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION

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Congratulations to Eva Hayward on winning the House Gingerbread House competition for Currie. In a high quality contest, there were some real works of gingerbread art on show, and Eva was a deserving winner. In 2nd place were Rebecca Plackett …

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UNIVERSITY ROADSHOW

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On Monday 18th December 2017 the University Roadshow visited school to speak to all LVI pupils.  They gave a short presentation on the UCAS and CAO systems. They covered topics such as the cost of fees to study in England, …

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END OF TERM ARRANGEMENTS – TUESDAY 19th DECEMBER

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After Registration, pupils should remain with their Class Tutors in their Registration Room. There will be no Form / Year Assemblies. The Owl will be delivered during Periods 1, 2 and 3 (Tuesday timings) and no books need to be …

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ACADEMY UMBRELLAS

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Solve your Christmas present dilemma by purchasing a Belfast Royal Academy umbrella!  Available in burgundy or blue – price £20. These can be purchased from the school office, and after Christmas, will be available for sale at Roughfort.

HOUSE CROSS COUNTRY

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Congratulations to Currie, who won the House Cross Country on Wednesday 6th December, narrowly beating Cairns. This win sees Currie leading the Evans Trophy with a current total of 875pts, Cairns in 2nd have 815pts. Well done to all who …

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ULSTER CYCLO-CROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Ciaran Dixon (Form IV) won the U16 Ulster Cyclo-Cross Championships on Sunday 3rd December.  In one of the best battles of the day’s event Ciaran, racing for Phoenix CC, was wheel to wheel with his main competitor for the first …

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IRELAND’S LUCKY MASCOT

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We were delighted to see Form I pupil Alex Place lead the Ireland Rugby team, along with Captain Rory Best, out onto the pitch at the Aviva Stadium for the match against South Africa in November. Not only was it …

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KAYAKING

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Form III pupil, Reuben McCrea, has been very successfully in Kayaking and Canoe Polo over the last number of months.  He has represented Ulster and won several age-group races: May 2017 Under 16 Winner – Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race August …

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YOUNG EINSTEIN CLUB – LAVA LAMPS

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We were feeling groovy at the Young Einstein Club this week as we made our own Lava Lamps.  No special chemicals were required; just vegetable oil, water, a dash of food colouring and our magic ingredient – Alka-Seltzer!  Great fun …

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WATERPOLO TOUR TO EDINBURGH

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Members of the Academy’s Water Polo squads went on tour to Edinburgh over the first weekend in December.  There they played matches at Edinburgh University pool against Portabello, Dunfermline and Edinburgh University.  The girls won all 3 of their matches, …

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