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Breda Academy, Belfast
Read and Write is available for pupils to download for free at home and on school computers. Pupils can download the software onto any device.   FREE Read & Write Software Now Available for Breda Academy Students   All Breda Academy pupils are now registered to download and use TextHelp’s ‘Read & Write’ software at home for FREE.   Read & Write is a toolbar available for all pupils to download for FREE at home and to also use on school computers. The toolbar has a number of excellent features to guide pupils’ work, such as: dictionaries and picture dictionaries; text to speech generators; spelling, punctuation and grammar checkers; research highlighters; and a range of other useful features that can be used to form a personalised toolbar that suits your child’s learning needs. This software makes extended pieces of writing more accurate, and makes researching more efficient; this is particularly valuable for pupils studying for GCSE and A Level examinations.   Read & Write can be downloaded on to laptops, PCs and tablets, and on to Windows, Android, iPads, Macs and Chrome Book devices.   Please follow the instructions below to install this FREE software on to your devices:   Using the device you want to download the software on to, open up the webpage Click ‘Try Now’ Select your platform (Android, iPad, Windows, Mac OS etc.) and click install You’ll be directed to the easiest and fastest way to install; follow the instructions The first time the programme runs, you’ll be asked to log in with your email address. Choose ‘Microsoft Account’ and key in your child’s school email address (using the ending Enter your child’s C2K password, and you should be good to go!   Once the software is downloaded, there will be automatic updates when the device is connected to the internet, so you should always have the latest version of Read and Write.   If you are having difficulties downloading the software, or have questions about how to use Read & Write, please go to There are also several YouTube tutorials about how to use the various features of Read & Write
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At Breda Academy, we believe in enriching lives.  Many of our activities take place after school hours and we encourage our pupils to participate fully in these enrichment opportunities.

We regularly run after-schools sporting activities with an aim for students to gain as wide a variety of sporting experiences as possible whilst at school.  As a result there are representative teams picked to represent Breda Academy in participating against other schools in sports such as basketball, football, hockey, netball, handball, golf, cross-country and athletics. 

Breda Academy also provides a wide range of music clubs and societies to help stretch the interests and aspirations of our pupils - there is something for everyone, including African drumming, choir and we facilitate a number of pupils who simply come together to use the practice room to play as a band.

Clubs and organisations on offer include:


Scripture Union

Boys Soccer

Girls Soccer





African Drumming



Revision Club

Stage Society

Drum Academy

Army Cadets

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Lego League

Cookery Club


Breda Academy also offers a fantastic Ski Trip each year to provide the chance for our pupils to visit another country and to learn new skills.