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Ulster Cross Country Championships
25/02/2015 | General News

Not one but two Cross Country runners from Banbridge Academy qualified for the Irish Schools’ Cross Country Championships after an excellent day’s racing at a cold Mallusk. Patrick McNiff was the star turn on the day racing his way to Silver in the intermediate boys race, all the more impressive as he is a year young for the category, and Rebekah Nixon (Inter Girls) backed up her district winning performance with an excellent 11th place finish in what was a testing week for the talented runn ...

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Academy 1st XV Loses Out In Schools' Bowl Semi-Final Clash
22/02/2015 | Rugby

The Banbridge Academy 1st XV lost their Schools’ Bowl semi-final on Saturday away to Dalriada School in Ballymoney. The 19-11 scoreline evidences what a close game it was but in the end the Academy just couldn't contain their talented opponents and the Ballymoney school progress to the Bowl final on 4th March. The game started well for the Academy when on 5 minutes full back Daniel McElderry sl ...

Children in Crossfire Maths Challenge
22/02/2015 | General News
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Well done to our Year 10 pupils who recently took part in the Children in Crossfire Maths Challenge. The students worked in teams to solve a range of mathematical problems involving much discussion, agreement (at times!) and compromise. The eight classes competed against each other as well as against pupils from other schools and each class then entered their answers online to the organising bod ...

Tasty Careers
22/02/2015 | General News
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Recently, students in the Home Economics department were fortunate to meet and listen to presentations from a range of ambassadors from the Food and Drink Sector Skills Council. They outlined their day-to-day activities and long-term career prospects as well as advice on the best qualifications and educational path to their current position within the sector. Geoff Lamb, NI Operations Manager, I ...

2nd & 3rd XV Teams Progress In Cups
13/02/2015 | Rugby
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Banbridge Academy's 2nd XV  progressed to the first round of the Schools’ Plate with a good 30-7 win over Portora Royal in the preliminary round. Tries from John Wilson, Ben Thompson, Corin McCluskey, Ryan Murphy and Stevie Reddick were backed up by a conversion and a penalty from Thompson. The team now face Armagh Royal at home in the next round of the competition.
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Boys' Hockey Results Round-Up
12/02/2015 | Boys Hockey

Dowdall Cup: SULLIVAN UPPER 2nds -3, ACADEMY COLTS -1 (Scott Donnelly Y14). ACADEMY 2nds - 2 (Aled McCluskey Y14 and Dylan Cowan Y12), Friends School Lisburn 2ndX1 - 0 . Mossley Mens 1stX1 - 1,  Academy 1stX1 - 3  (J.Mckee / R.Scott / A.Bennington). A fantastic result against a premiership men's side. Game played at 8pm on Tuesday night at Mossley.    COLTS BOW OUT TO SULLIVAN WITH A SOLID  ...

CCEA True Colours
12/02/2015 | General News

Congratulations to Orlagh Casey and Sam McCready who have both had their work exhibited in this year’s CCEA True Colours Exhibition, both representing Banbridge Academy at A Level. The work is selected by CCEA highlighting some of  the most creative and talented Art and Design candidates in Northern Ireland. This follows on from their success having both achieved Joint 1st place in Northern ...

12/02/2015 | Girls Hockey
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http://www.banbridgeleader.co.uk/sport/hockey/video-banbridge-academy-girls-make-history-1-6574853  Banbridge Academy Girls' Hockey Team are through to the Ulster Schools’ Cup final for the first time ever. They saw off Ballyclare High School 2-1 in a hard fought final four match at Lisnagarvey’s Comber Road on Wednesday afternoon. That set up a final tie against Sullivan, who edged out Fr ...

Academy Pupils Shine at District Cross Country Championships
11/02/2015 | General News
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Year 12 pupil Rebekah Nixon was the star performer for Banbridge Academy in the recent County Down Schools’ Cross Country Championships. Rebekah recaptured her old form and led a talented field in the inter girls race from start to finish to claim the gold medal and a place in the Ulster Championships. Her performance was backed up superbly by not one but two members of the McNiff family: a f ...

Young Enterprise Success at Regional Trade Fair
11/02/2015 | Young Enterprise
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Three Young Enterprise companies from Banbridge Academy attended the Regional Trade Fair at Rushmere, Craigavon on Friday 6th February 2015.  It was a busy day of trading with 47 companies taking part; yet two out of the three Academy companies, ‘Snaps’ and ‘Aroma Coffee Company’, each came away with awards. ‘Snaps’, under Managing Director Megan Shannon, specialises in persona ...

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