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.
Ben Wylie Head of School 2011/12 is off to St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge to follow his passion and study Classics. Ben also excelled in sport throughout his Inst career.
A special assembly was held on Thurs 20 Sept 2012 to mark the outstanding achievements of School and Instonians Cricket XIs.