On Tuesday Sir Kenneth Branagh returned to his native city of Belfast to receive the ‘Freeman of Belfast’.

To mark this prestigious occasion, Into Film and Belfast City Council co-ordinated Sir Branagh’s visits, along with Mayor Ms Nuala Mc Allister, to two Belfast post primary schools: Belfast Boys Model and, of course, Aquinas Grammar School. This is the second time in recent years students and teachers of English and Moving Image Arts A-Level from our school  have had  the opportunity to meet with Sir Branagh and discuss his love of Shakespeare, acting, writing and directing. And yet again, he did not disappoint!

Aquinas was delighted to be joined with our neighbouring schools, Wellington and St. Joseph’s College, in welcoming one of the finest names in the Film and Theatre industries to share ,with the young people of Belfast, a morning of  informal Question and Answer session and tales of  his coveted career.

Aquinas Grammar would like to take the opportunity to thank Sir Kenneth Branagh in giving so generously of his time; we know we are very privileged. Thanks also are extended to Into Film and Belfast City Council and all those worked on the wings to make this special event happen.