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NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR OF NORTHERN IRELAND

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Congratulations to Sophie Wilson (Form 1) who successfully auditioned for and obtained a place in the Junior section of the National Youth Choir of Northern Ireland #BRAmusic

HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY FROM BELFAST ROYAL ACADEMY

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A staggering 78,331,360 words have been read on Accelerated Reader this academic year despite the lockdown. 1,701 reading tests have been completed by our pupils in Years 8 and 9. Fourteen pupils have achieved millionaire reader status. We are very …

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WORLD BOOK DAY – HARRY POTTER QUIZ

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Lockdown could not prevent the ‘young wizards’ of B.R.A. meeting at lunchtimes this week via Zoom (not a broomstick reference! 🧹) to mark World Book Day 2021 by participating in Harry Potter quizzes. Do you know how many staircases Hogwarts …

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ART CLUB – DRAGON EYES

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Last week in Art Club, we started a fantastic new project involving dragon eyes! We tried out some watercolour painting first to test our colour schemes, and then got stuck-in painting some dragon eye shapes (created using our laser cutter) …

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SPANISH CHALLENGE

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Form II and Form III students tried some Spanish challenges during the half-term break. These included: a Picasso tutorial, making churros and learning popular Spanish songs on Lyrics Training. We think the pupils’ Picasso-inspired cubist artworks look fantastic! iTrabajo sobresaliente! …

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MVI HISTORY ZOOM LECTURE WITH PROF. PATRICK GEOGHEGAN

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M6 History pupils today welcomed, via Zoom, Professor Patrick Geoghegan from Trinity College Dublin to talk about the most recent research on the 1916 Rising, which is part of their A2 2 module ‘The Partition of Ireland, 1900-1925’. Professor Geoghegan, …

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ALUMNI NEWS – HARVEY-CLIFFORD SELECTED FOR N.I. vs ENGLAND

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Congratulations to former pupil, Maddy Harvey-Clifford (second from the right), who has been selected in the Northern Ireland match-day squad for the international friendly against England at St. George’s Park on Tuesday 23rd February at 12.30pm. The N.I. starting eleven …

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PINCH POT MONSTERS COMPLETED!

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Today marked the final day of our Pinch Pot Monster-making. Our fantastic Art Club students painted their monstrous creations and got to fill them with sweets to complete the look! They all did such a great job, working very hard …

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ALUMNI NEWS – HENDERSON TO CAPTAIN IRELAND

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Congratulations to former pupil, Iain Henderson, who will captain Ireland for the first time this weekend against France in Sunday’s Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, becoming the 108th player to lead Ireland. On Ireland’s latest captain, Head …

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BRA FANTASY LEAGUE UPDATE

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Sadly, the teachers have risen to the top of the league, with Mr Stretton taking a commanding lead. Mr McCarey set the pace for a long period at the start of the season, but much like his beloved Everton, he …

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