Bar Mock TrialMagazine Articles Banbridge Academy Magazine 2015-2016: Bar Mock Trials Article Law is arbitrary to many people, not seen as something that protects them. How do you help people understand the reasons for making and changing laws and to appreciate the complex processes involved? The Bar Mock Trial is a prestigious competition which gives young people […]
Book ClubThe Book Club takes place in the library every Monday at lunchtime. This is for everyone, but year 8 are the main members. We focus on 2 authors per term, and use the lunchtime activity to talk about experiences, likes and dislikes etc. We hope to introduce a senior book club in soon!
Chess ClubChess Club runs every Thursday and Friday in the library annex at lunchtime. Thursday for juniors and Friday for seniors. Very popular with everyone, and run by the students!
Cooks’ Club (Junior)Junior Cooks’ Club is open to all Year 8 pupils. This club is very popular and meets after school twice weekly: Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3.30-4.45pm to make a range of sweet and savoury treats in a fun and social atmosphere. The maximum number of pupils per day must not exceed 20. Some of […]
Creative Writing ClubMagazine Articles Banbridge Academy Magazine 2015-2016: Creative Writing Article For pupils in Years 8-10. Meets every Monday at 1.20pm in F66. Pupils write and share their own material, enter creative writing competitions and build on the work they do in English. Staff: L. McConkey
Junior Debating ClubMagazine Articles Banbridge Academy Magazine 2015-2016: Debating Club Article Years 8-10 Wednesday lunchtimes at 1.20 in F65 Teachers: Mrs Armstrong and Mrs Hanna The Junior Debating Club welcomes pupils from Years 8-10 where we debate and discuss a wide range of topics from the serious to the light-hearted. The club gives pupils an opportunity to […]
MiniversityMiniversity runs every Thursday afternoon in the library annex. This club specialises in creative learning classes for children aged 4-12 years old, as well as computer literacy. This is an outside organisation, organised by Mrs Morrow.
PsychSocPsychSoc offers year 13 & 14 pupils the opportunity to explore psychological concepts, debates and approaches through the use of film, documentaries and guest speakers. Pupils do not have to study A level psychology to attend. Films and debates are normally held every other month on a Tuesday after school in the lecture theatre, where […]
Quick Start ClubWeekly Thursday lunchtime from September – March Sponsored by Ulster Bank An entrepreneurial activity for which pupils work in groups of four or five to create, design and manufacture their unique product. The product is designed to appeal to their peer group and as such the price of the item is limited to less than […]
School BankFor pupils in Year 13. The School Bank operates every Tuesday from 1.10pm to 1.40pm during term time. The Bank of Ireland School Bank has been designed to support schools in providing financial education to students. It gives students the opportunity to work in the School Bank branch across a variety of roles from Bank […]
Scripture Union (Junior & Senior)Magazine Articles Banbridge Academy Magazine 2015-2016: Scripture Union Article Junior For pupils in Years 8-10. Meets every Tuesday in Lecture Theatre at 1.10pm. Junior Scripture Union shares the good news of the gospel with pupils in exciting and relevant ways. We’re passionate about bringing the Bible to life and introducing young people to a faith […]
WarhammerWarhammer takes place each Tuesday and Wednesday after school in the library annex. It is open to anyone who is interested and is run by senior students!
Young EnterpriseMagazine Articles Banbridge Academy Magazine 2015-2016: Young Enterprise Article The Young Enterprise Company Programme gives students the opportunity to start their own business and get real-world experience of work. In partnership with a volunteer business adviser young people have the opportunity to explore the world of entrepreneurship while growing their own skills, confidence and aspirations through […]