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Show Jumping Success


History made as Irish Under 16 Show Jumping team crowned World Champions in Belgium

Congratulations to VCB pupil Charlotte Houston on her outstanding success. Charlotte has competed with the team throughout the season scoring victories in Belgium, Netherlands and Germany on the way to the final.

Extract below courtesy of ‘Horse Sport Ireland’.


The Irish Under 16 (Pony) Show Jumping team have been crowned World Champions after a stunning performance at the FEI Youth Nations Cup World Finals at Opglabbeek in Belgium today.

Irish manager Gary Marshall saw his team of Ella Quigley (Clemens), Charlotte Houston (Toscane Davnir), Katie Power (Ghost Rider ISH) and Seamus Hughes-Kennedy (Rock Dee Jay) finished on a zero score along with the home team from Belgium, to set up a jump-off to decide the winners.
Seamus Hughes-Kennedy went forward to the decider and came out on top against Belgium’s Gilles Nuytens to give Ireland the gold medal with silver going to the hosts. Britain took third place on the podium ahead of France in fourth and Netherlands in fifth.

Irish team manager Gary Marshall said:


“I am delighted with all our riders, they all went really well in today’s final and we have made history winning the first ever Youth Nations Cup final. Only one of our riders here today was on our European Championship team and it shows how lucky I am to have such a big pool of riders to choose from. I want to thank all of the parents involved – it’s a big undertaking to travel to all of these events around Europe and also all our sponsors and our committee members.”

Horse Sport Ireland CEO Ronan Murphy added:


I want to congratulate Gary Marshall, his team and all their parents on yet another fantastic performance. They have been incredibly consistent all season and they cemented their position as the top nation in today’s final.”


Posted on September 14, 2018 and filed under Sport, Success.

A Level Examination Success

Congratulations to all our AS & and A level pupils on achieving excellent results. We are delighted to see so many of you accessing the university courses of your choice and we wish you well in your future studies! 

Posted on August 16, 2018 and filed under Success.

Sailing Success for Ellen Barbour

Y10 pupil Ellen Barbour recently participated in the Eric Twiname Championships. Erin won 1st place overall in the Topper 5.3 category. A total of 86 sailors took part from all over the UK.

Congratulations to Ellen on her outstanding achievement.

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Posted on May 28, 2018 and filed under Success, Sport.

Kirkland Rowell Survey

Victoria College wishes to thank parents, staff and pupils who completed the Kirkland Rowell survey earlier this year. An overview of the results can be viewed below.

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Posted on March 26, 2018 and filed under Success.

Showjumping Success

Congratulations to Olivia Byrne, Lauren Carville, Zara Craigs and Tara Murphy who came 4th in the St Patrick’s Day Inter-schools Show jumping competition at the Meadows Equestrian Centre

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Posted on March 22, 2018 and filed under Success.

VCB pupils win 'The Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement'

Extract below from the Creative Arts Project website.

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'Today, Tuesday 13th March, the Ulster Hall is filled to capacity by close to 1000 enthusiastic school students, from right across Northern Ireland, for the launch of the Poetry in Motion (Schools) Project 2017-2018 poetry anthology “In other words” and the presentation of the Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement.

After readings which maintained the high standard both in performance and literary excellence of previous years, Myra Zepf, Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, announced the winners of this year’s award:

  • Rhiannon Reilly of St Catherine’s College, Armagh for her poem ‘Visiting Hours’

  • Dr Ross Thompson’s Year 11 Class from Victoria College, Belfast.

Seamus Heaney

This award recognizes Seamus Heaney’s immense contribution to Northern Irish literature and the award is acknowledged by the Heaney family.The launch celebrated poems created by the students, with mentoring by Community Art Partnership’s team of poet facilitators through CAP’s LaVA programme (Literature and Verbal Arts).

Mixed Ability

This annual cross-community, mixed-ability event brought together schools from primary, post primary, grammar and special schools in the largest shared poetry-based event of its kind. The Poetry in Motion (Schools) project is funded by Community Arts Partnership’s principal funder, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Community Arts Partnership is also core funded by Belfast City Council, Halifax Foundation, Ernest Cook Trust, and Children in Need.

The anthology, this year, contains over 200 poems and is accompanied by online audio recordings of the poems performed by the students themselves.'

Click here to read the full article.

Congratulations to all involved on their outstanding achievements.

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Posted on March 20, 2018 and filed under Success.