Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College

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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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Bangor Academy supports Help for Heroes

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Help For Heros DonationBangor Academy’s Sixth Form Charity Committee presented a cheque for £1000 to representatives from Help for Heroes.

 

STEM SELLS

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STEM EventSTEM SELLS - a look at how Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are used in real jobs.

Year 10 students investigated the many and varied manifestations of STEM subjects in the real world at the SERC Stem Sells event in February. They got creative with recycled copper to make decorative sculptures, made their own DNA necklaces as they explored biomedical science and foraged for forensic evidence at a mock crime scene.

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Catch me if you can!

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Glen Cross CountryYear 12 student, Glen, has qualified for the Irish Schools’ Cross-country championships in Dublin next weekend (12th March). Everyone at Bangor Academy wishes him luck.
 

Healthy Eating Central

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Healthy eatingYear 14 Health and Social Care students devised and ran a series of fun activities to promote healthy eating to Year 2 pupils from Central Primary School.
 

Bangor Academy’s Elite Trampolinists Qualify for Zonal Finals in Jan

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NI Schools Trampolinists winnersThe Northern Ireland Schools Trampolining Competition took place on Saturday 27th November in Ards Leisure Centre.

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Rugby Rules - It’s Official!

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Rugby RefsFour P.E. students put their rugby knowledge to the test as referees in a recent North Down mini-rugby tag tournament at Bangor Academy.

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Sister Cities Art Competition Success

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Art SuccessThe theme for the Sister Cities art competition was Shaping Your Community for a Greener Future.’ 

 In first place was Lisa , Year 13 with a highly creative and innovative collage of ‘Crawfordsburn at Sunset’.  She used a range of recycled papers and ‘heat pressed’ plastic bags layered on top of each other to produce her stunning work of art. 

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Take Me Out!

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World Book DayAuthor “Speed Dating” at Bangor Academy helps readers renew their reading vows on World Book Day.

Bangor Academy’s English students played The World Book Day “Speed Dating” game to introduce them to authors with whom they’ve yet to fall in love. Students read the opening of an unfamiliar novel and then either recommended or warned against making a “date” with the new book.

Hopefully everyone found a new author to help them reignite their romance with reading!

 

Future Premier Player?

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Football ChampBangor Academy footballer, George  (Year 11) has been asked to join regular training sessions at Glasgow Rangers following a successful trial at the club.

His next opportunity to impress is at the Rangers Academy session over Easter. Put your best foot forward George!

 

Bangor Academy supports Marie Curie Cancer Care

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Field of Hope presentationThe Sixth Form Charity Committee at Bangor Academy has been busy planting over 300 daffodil bulbs for a ‘Field of Hope’ in the school grounds.

They also raised £340 in a recent coffee morning and were pleased to present a total of £640 to Grace Smyth from Marie Curie Cancer Care at a special assembly in school.

 

Karate Kid, Levi, Wins SEELB ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’

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Sports Award for LeviYear 13 student, Levi, attended a glittering ceremony at the Lagan Valley Island Centre, Lisburn, in November to receive the Sportswoman of the Year award.

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