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School Achievements


We love to celebrate the achievements of our pupils, both in and out of school! On this page you will get a snapshot of some of our recent successes...


Carson Award for Creativity



As part of our '20 Years of Integration' celebrations, our Year 7 children took part in an amazing 'Weathering the Storm' production.


We were delighted to find out that 'Weathering the Storm' earned us a special award for creativity as part of the Integrated Education Fund's Carson Awards!




The Carson Awards are named in honour of the legendary Northern Ireland comedian the late Frank Carson and his son Tony. Frank was a passionate supporter of Integrated education and that continues through the Carson Awards. Sponsored by Tony, the awards are now in their eleventh year. 


Mr Campbell, Mrs Wilson and some of our past pupils went to a special ceremony to collect our prize!



Our school Netball Team have enjoyed a run of success over the past few years. Take a look at some of their achievements:


December 2019:

Won Strathearn School's Netball Tournament.

September 2019:

Netball Champions of 2019 were invited to take on the high pressure role of ball girls at the Netball Europe Open Championships. They even got to meet the Northern Ireland and Wales teams!

June 2019:

  • Crowned Northern Ireland Primary Schools' Netball Champions for a second year running (we did it again!) at Lisburn Racquets Centre!
  • A great netball match took place between the Northern Ireland Schools' champions and Bangor Central staff! A result of 11-10 to our staff team. A great day resulting in money raised for the Mary Peters' Trust!
  • Our B Team won the Crawford Cup in North Down

May 2019:

  • Won the North Down Netball League for the second year running.
  • Rockport Netball Tournament winners 2019. We won every match of the tournament, bringing home the trophy to Bangor Central for the first time!

March 2019: Played Bangor Netball Club winning 20-6 and won the Sullivan Netball Tournament


Our 2018/2019 Netball Team also came runners up in the Under 15s Junior Team of the Year in the 2019 Ards and North Down Sports Awards for the second year in a row!


The British Council International School Award

In 2019 our school was awarded the Foundation Level: Introducing Internationalism from the British Council International School Award.  This award recognises a notable global element in a school's curriculum and was awarded to BCIPS in recognition of our commitment to embed international understanding and awareness within our school.

We are excited for the next step in our accreditation as we embark on collaborative projects with children and teachers from schools in different parts of the world.



Our athletics teams have always made us very proud at local competitions over the years.

Every June, the North Down Athletics Competition takes place at Bangor Sportsplex.

2019: A range of individual medals won in events including long jump, 100m, 200m, cricket ball throw and relays.  The girls successfully clocked up points to walk a way with First place overall. Amazing!

Sports Hall Athletics takes place indoors in January.  As with outdoor events we have always done so well in this competition, frequently returning to school with silver overall!!

2019: After their performances and times, three children were chosen to represent our region in the Northern Ireland finals. Unfortunately with restrictions in place this event could it go ahead. But what an achievement to qualify!




Senior Choir 


Our Senior Choir always make us very proud by taking part in a wide range of events and competitions over the years. They have previously taken part and been placed in Bangor Choral Festival and also have taken part in Priory College Choral Festival, where they sang alongside choirs from other schools and were recorded for a CD!


BBC Peace Proms 


In 2019, our choir had the opportunity to sing at the SSE Arena as part of the BBC Peace Proms. This was a fantastic experience for our choir, they loved every second of it! 


Christmas Choir Events 


Each year, our choir gets to spread the Christmas cheer by singing to the public at Bloomfields Shopping Centre, to the Lunch Club of First Bangor Church at their Christmas dinner, and to everyone at our annual Carol Service at First Bangor Church. The choir love going to these events as they get to sing their favourite carols, and also love to hear the audience joining in and singing along with them!