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Bangor Academy Celebrates Chinese New Year in a Year of the Dog Spectacular

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Bangor Academy Celebrates Chinese New Year in a Year of the Dog SpectacularIt is becoming something of an annual tradition for Bangor Academy to lay on some sparkle and splendour for the Chinese New Year celebrations.

This year the dancing lions were nimbly embodied by Jason Wassall, Jack Earl, Caitlin Nicholl and David Craig. The Academy was also delighted to welcome pupils from Central Primary School; Mrs Stevenson and her ribbon dancers were a triumph and Brooke’s winning poster graced the front cover of the programme. 

The audience enjoyed a range of oriental displays ranging from Tai Chi to the beautiful guzheng performance (a Chinese plucked string instrument). 

Mrs Coulter (International School Co-ordinator at BASFC) said;

“As ever I am indebted to our pupils and our Chinese teachers, Lily and Candice, their dedication and enthusiasm really helped us pull the whole show together. I was also delighted to welcome Madam Yam and Michael from the Confucius Institute at the University of Ulster.  I’d like to congratulate Jason Wassall who has just been made our first Confucius Ambassador, representing the Bangor Academy Hub in recognition of his Mandarin learning skills. He and fellow Sixth Form pupil Weena Yau (who won the Confucius Poster competition) will be attending the Chinese New Year Celebrations at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on the 1st March.”


Term and Holiday Dates 2019-2020

Please NOTE the following 2019-2020 calendar dates maybe subject to change, if so, amendments will be widely published. 

Autumn term

28th August 2019 – 20th  December 2019

Pupil holiday Staff INSET - 24th - 25th October
Half term break – 28th October to 1st November
Christmas holidays – 23rd December to 3rd January 2020

Spring term

6th January – 3rd April 2020

Pupil holiday Staff INSET - 3rd January 2020
Open Nights – 20th and 21st January
Pupil finish at 12.30-pm – 20th January
Pupil holiday – 21st January
Half term break – 17th February to 21st February
Pupil holiday - 17th March 2020
Easter holidays – 6th April to 17th April

Summer term

20th April - 30th June 2020 

Bank holiday - 8th May
Bank holiday - 25th May 

*These dates may be subject to change, if so, amendments will be widely published.

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