In December 2016, three Year 14 students (Amanda Mironova-Stronge, Morgan Lilley and Lauren McGivern) were awarded the British Psychological Society’s (NI) prize for A Level Research at their Annual A Level Conference at Queen’s University. The girls had conducted their own research investigating the differences between adults’ and teenagers’ risk taking behaviour.


As prize-winners, the girls recently attended the British Psychological Society’s (NI) Annual Conference in Dundalk. This took place in the beautiful Ballymascanlon House Hotel and we all wished that an overnight stay could have been included as part of our visit. The girls were there as guest presenters at the conference and their presentation followed one from a group of Psychologists from QUB. However, the girls more than held their own and delivered a slick and very professional presentation. Their names and the abstract from their research were printed in the conference’s booklet and we left with goodies from the BPS, whom we would like to thank for organising our taxis from Newry and providing the delicious lunch. Amanda, Morgan and Lauren were a real credit to our school and truly showed what it means to ‘Be Breda’!