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Latest News and Events

Mini Beasts on Tour

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Trinity-Nursey-Event-webSome of Bangor Academy’s collection of mini beasts visited Trinity Nursery this week. Ms Morrison and Ms Sterritt introduced winged stick insects, Devil’s Head cockroaches and Brian, the giant African snail, to the inquisitive pre-schoolers. The visit was such a success that some of our stick insects have been adopted by the nursery for further study!

 

Crazy Hat and Tie Competition

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Crazy Hat and Tie Competition WinnersEmma, Nicole and Morgan (Year 8) won the crazy hat and tie competition at the end of term disco. The money raised will be distributed between, The Mayor’s Charity Appeal, The Lifeboat Association, The Dogs’ Trust and Dogs for the Blind. We’ll update you on the totals raised next term.

Have a safe and enjoyable Easter break. Those who should be revising, you know who you are!

 

Bangor Academy’s consort hits a high note at Bangor International Choral Festival

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Consort SuccessCongratulations to the Consort who came first in the Secondary School section of the Bangor International Choral Festival. They were commended by the adjudicator on a “sensitively balanced” performance of “Adiemus” from “Songs of Sanctuary” by Karl Jenkins.

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North Down Secondary Schools’ Football League Finals

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Sports-NewsSome you win, some you lose!

Congratulations to the Year 11 and Year 9 football teams who are now U15 and U13 North Down Secondary Schools' League Champions respectively. The U13 team achieved a decisive victory against Knockbreda with a 6-0 score line on the final whistle; the U15s had to work a little harder for their title. Following a one all score draw with Newtonbreda at the end of extra time, the match went to penalties. Bangor Academy managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat with a 5-4 score in the penalty shoot out.

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Shoebox Appeal sends treats from home to Camp Bastion

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ShoeBox Campaign DonationMr Kirk would like to thank all those who contributed so generously to the Shoe Box appeal. Sixth Form have managed to fill 35 boxes, distributing a total of about £700 worth of items, each designed to help soldiers serving in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.

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Bangor Speech Festival Success

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Drama Speech WinnersCongratulations to Bangor Academy Drama students who competed in the Bangor Speech Festival in March.

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Ellen MacArthur Challenges Bangor Academy Students to Rethink Rubbish

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MacAuthur-Challenage-webBangor Academy Biology students attended Dame Ellen MacArthur’s Project ReDesign workshop at the Ulster Hall in Belfast yesterday (22 March 2011).

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Specialist School funds Motivational Speaker for Year 12

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Mr Motivator SpeakerMotivational speaker, Billy Dixon, spoke to Year 12 students to kick start the final push towards their GCSE examinations.

Mr Dixon challenged Year 12 to think of their desires for the future and link them directly with the GCSEs ahead of them.

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Bangor Academy supports Pets as Therapy

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Pets as therapy donationThe Sixth Form Charity Committee at Bangor Academy presented a cheque for £150 to Margaret McKnight from Pets as Therapy.
 

Dixie Chick, Linsay, is European Line Dancing Champion

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Line Dancing ChampionCongratulations to Year 14 A-level student Linsay. She has just returned from the European Line Dancing Championship in Bristol as the 2011 Champion (18-30 age group).

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