May 092016
 
Bullingbrook-Tyrone house captains: Joannna Little and Philip Wilson

Bullingbrook-Tyrone house captains: Joanna Little and Philip Wilson

Wednesday 4 May was Sports Day, RSD’s showpiece inter-house track and field competition.

Bullingbrook-Tyrone had stormed to victory in the previous two Sports Days, and ‘the green army’ began with high hopes that they could make it three in a row.  But as the competition wore on, Beresford-Charlemont stretched out into a substantial lead, thanks in no small part to excellent participation and performances from its Years 8-11 members.  But towards the end of the day, BT reduced the lead considerably with some fine performances in the senior events, so that with just the relays and the last few field events remaining,  BC clung to a very slim lead. With a late surge in these last few events of the day, BT inched ahead of their blue rivals to win by an agonising three points.

The final scores were: Bullinbrook-Tyrone 510 points; Beresford-Charlemont 507; Nicholson Dungannon 459; Mountjoy-Ranfurly 406.

Individual cups and prizes were presented by special guest, President of the FPA Mr Keith McLean. Well done to all competitors and thanks to Mr McLean and to everyone who helped in making the day a success, particularly the members of the PFTA who ran the refreshments stall.

Click on the article for a gallery of photos.  Photography by Hugo Ho (Year 12). Continue reading »

May 132015
 
Joanna Little and Philip Wilson (Year 13) lift the Inter House Athletics Cup on behalf of Bullingbrook-Tyrone

Joanna Little and Philip Wilson (Year 13) lift the Inter House Athletics Cup on behalf of Bullingbrook-Tyrone

Sports Day was held on Wednesday 6 May and, despite the cold damp weather, participation was good, particularly from pupils in Years 8-11.

Last year’s winning house, Bullingbrook-Tyrone finished first again with a total of 459 points, thanks to the excellent overall level of participation from its members. Nicholson-Dungannon finished second on 420 points, whilst Mountjoy-Ranfurly took third (388 points), leaving Beresford-Charlemont in fourth with 353 points.

Individual cups and prizes were presented by special guest, Vice President of the FPA Mrs Linda McDonald. Well done to all competitors and thanks to Mrs McDonald and to everyone who helped in making the day a success, particularly the members of the PFTA who ran the refreshments stall.

Click on the article for a gallery of photos.  Photography by Hugo Ho (Year 11). Continue reading »

May 192011
 
Stuart Moore (Mountjoy-Ranfurly) on his way to a gold medal in the long jump

Sports Day once again proved to be an exciting event for competitors and spectators alike.  The event took place on Wednesday 11th May and,  as usual, inter-house rivalry was fierce, but there was no photo finish needed as Mountjoy-Ranfurly surged to an overall victory, whilst Berseford Charlemont battled to 2nd and Bullingbrook-Tyrone grabbed 3rd place, leaving Nicholson-Dungannon in 4th.

Individual prizes were presented by the Vice President of the Old Boys Mr Philip Annesley and the President of the Old Girls Association Janitha Archer.  Special thanks must go to the parent members of the PFTA for supplying refreshments and adding to the success of the occasion. Continue reading »

 Posted by on May 19, 2011 at 9:36 am
Apr 082011
 

The Bullingbrook debaters

Led by this year’s LVI, the debating society organised the first interhouse debating competition at RSD, in which junior, intermediate, and senior pupils were given the opportunity to represent their house against their peers. The debates were close, with Bullingbrook only just achieving first place ahead of Nicholson.

Nicholson’s junior representatives won both their matches, with Mountjoy and Bullingbrook both achieving second place. Bullingbrook did, however, win all four of their intermediate and senior house matches, which meant they won five of their six matches. Nicholson came a very close second overall, Mountjoy third, and Beresford fourth. All house debaters are to be commended for their effort, enthusiasm and contribution.

Andrew Millar

 Posted by on April 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Bullingbrook triumphs at House Talent Competition

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Jan 052011
 

The end to the term may have been cold in terms of the weather, but the heat was on in the Lower Campus as the House Talent Competition got underway, with all participants eager to impress guest judges Jennifer Hobson and Andrew Kelly. 

Both former RSD teachers were impressed and surprised by some of the talent, though they admitted that it was not easy to reach a verdict, as all houses performed spectacularly and thoroughly deserved recognition.  But in the end they handed the victory to Bullingbrook Tyrone.  

Bullingbrook’s performances included an electrifying guitar solo by Philip Hagan, an energetic dance routine by Rebecca Edwards and Kerry Jones, as well as an interpretation of Michael Jackson’s ’Thriller’  starring Alex McMaster and volunteers from LVI and UVI.

Although Bullingbrook house was the overall winner, each performance in the show was met with great applause, and all acts have to be commended on their enthusiasm.

Andrew Millar

 Posted by on January 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm