Wednesday 24th October saw the launch of the fourth Northern Ireland Children’s Book Award in Christ Church. Pupils from 31 schools across the Province participated in the event launched by Joe Craig, author of the popular Jimmy Coates series.
On Wednesday 24th October media students from Inst were thrilled to get an insight into one of the most exciting up and coming industries in Northern Ireland; the Media and Film Industry. The boys paid a visit to MGTV HD and Ka-Boom at Weavers Court in Belfast where they had the opportunity to get hands on with cameras, microphones and broadcast editing kits.
The annual Irish Hockey Association Awards Ceremony took place in the Alexander Hotel in Dublin on Saturday 20th October, 2012. John Jackson, a past-pupil of RBAI was named as the ‘Irish International Player of the Year’, whilst current school 1st XImember James Lorimer (Lower Sixth Pirrie) was awarded the ‘Irish Under 18 Player of the Year.’
In the current climate when we are bombarded with negative representations of teenagers, we at Inst would like to celebrate the achievements of some of our 6th form pupils who have put others before themselves and worked hard to fight poverty on a global scale. Over the summer a group of 16 boys from Inst gave up part of their holidays and embarked on an unforgettable journey to Cambodia to volunteer for the organisation, Habitat for Humanity. Sixth form pupil Gareth McKillen recalls some of his most memorable moments of the expedition.