Posts 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.




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

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.


'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.

Posted on March 20, 2018 and filed under Success.

The Irish News Big School Cook Off

Congratulations to Cara McClure and Fiona Ferguson from Year 10, who recently participated in the regional final of The Irish News Big School Cook Off competition. Cara’s winning recipe was selected from hundreds of applications from pupils across Northern Ireland. The pupils were then invited to prepare their meal to impress a panel of judges.

Posted on February 22, 2018 and filed under Success.