Lights, camera, action!


We are rolling out the red carpet, popping the popcorn and briefing the photographers, in preparation for the official premiere  of Boarding NI’s mini film “Our Brilliant Journey” at The Strand Cinema in Belfast on Thursday 1st Febuary 2018. “Our Brilliant Journey” charts the journey of two young pupils starting Boarding School in Northern Ireland.  The film takes them through their journey as they transform from tentative individuals into a confident team.


Over 350 students from Northern Ireland’s leading boarding schools are on the guest list for the event including international pupils from as far afield as China and Russia to Europe and the Middle East.

Headlining the VIP list will be the five stars featured in the short promotional film Spanish student, Luna, from Royal School Armagh; Justin from China, who studies at Royal School Dungannon; Rockport School’s pupil, Jesse who has come from Nigeria as well as Orlagh from Rathlin Island who boards at Victoria College and Finlay from Campbell College.

The film aims to promote Northern Ireland as an exciting and affordable option for parents seeking a world-renowned UK boarding school education for their children.  “Our Brilliant Journey” showcases the five boarding schools, Northern Ireland as an exciting location and the warmth of the welcome experienced by international students coming to the region.

“We are very much looking forward to bringing all the boarding school community in Northern Ireland together on Thursday evening at The Strand Cinema,” says Chairman of Boarding NI, Mr Robert Robinson, MBE.

“What we offer is superb.  We know this because our current pupils and parents tell us. In addition, our international agents, the UK Boarding Schools Association and organisations such as the reputable Good Schools Guide have all reported on the high quality experience we deliver.  Visitors are often surprised to see the quality of boarding provision in Northern Ireland, not just our academic and extracurricular structure but our standard of accommodation, our facilities and most importantly the warmth and commitment of the people. Our unique Northern Irish personality sets us apart. This collaboration is about raising our collective voice and being proud of what we offer our pupils.”

Watch the film here.

Sara Boyd