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Monthly Archives: December 2017

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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INTER-SCHOOLS’ SHOW JUMPING LEAGUE

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On Saturday 2nd December the Show Jumping team competed in the 4th round of the TRI Inter-Schools’ Show Jumping League at the Meadows Equestrian Centre.  The team put up a great performance to record a zero score and finish in …

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SWAN LAKE

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Back in April 2017, 600 children auditioned for a place to perform in the English Youth Ballet’s production of Swan Lake  in the Grand Opera House. Swan Lake is set in Russia in at the time when the Marinsky Ballet was …

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