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Monthly Archives: March 2019

SCHOOL LIBRARY MARKS WORLD BOOK DAY

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The school library was filled to capacity with pupils from various year groups recently, as they gathered to celebrate ‘World Book Day’. The Big Bumper Book Quiz, put together by Miss McAtamney, was aimed at cultivating and improving reading culture …

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EANI ‘PLASTIC IN SCHOOLS’ COMPETITION

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B.R.A. students have produced a news report about plastic waste as part of their entry for the EANI ‘Plastic in Schools’ Competition. Schools were required to audit, monitor, and analyse the differing types of plastic that come into the school …

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YOUNG SIR WALTER SCOTT PRIZE

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A creative story written by Form V student, Elise Swain, was shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Young Sir Walter Scott’ Prize. Her story ‘Deleterious’ was ‘Highly Commended’ and will feature in a published anthology. The judges told Elise they were, ‘impressed …

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BRITISH NATIONAL SPEED LIFESAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Our Lifesaving team took part in the British National Speed Lifesaving Championships in Sheffield over the weekend of 16th & 17th March and had an extremely successful event, winning 4 Golds, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals. The National Speed …

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NICILT FRENCH DEBATE AT QUB

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Form MVI French students, Dylan McGrotty, Amber McCalmont and Claire Njanina recently competed in the NICILT French Debate, held at Queen’s University, Belfast. The team argued against the motion: «Netflix est en train de tuer le cinéma», namely that Netflix …

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HOUSE COMPETITION – ECO-BRICK CHALLENGE

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Help reduce your plastic footprint by taking part in the B.R.A. Eco-Brick Challenge! Eco-bricks are slowly coming in but we need more! Please save your plastic bottles and fill them with plastic. Not only will it reduce the amount of …

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YOUNG REPORTERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

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Form I students completed an investigation into recycling contamination as part of the Young Reporters for the Environment Competition. They discovered that a significant amount of our recyclable waste is being sent to landfill because the wrong items are being …

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UKMT TEAM MATHS COMPETITION

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The Junior Maths team of Dara Connolly-Mulcahy, Daniel Stewart, Riya Raghuram and Sarah McCarney yesterday won the Northern Ireland final of the UKMT Team Competition. The event consisted of 25 NI maths teams taking on five rounds of challenging mathematical …

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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Form III girls spent the morning at Girdwood Community Hub on Friday 8th March, in conjunction with TAMHI, celebrating International Women’s Day and learning how to love being a woman. Their presentations and affirmations made for a very inspirational morning.

NICMAC CREATIVE DANCE COMPETITION

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The Academy’s Dance Team had reason to be ‘Happy’ when they competed in and had considerable success at the NICMAC Creative Dance Championships on Saturday 9th March at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex. They faced huge competition, but performed excellently. Placings as …

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