Check it Out: Hairstyling and Single Sex Schools

Check it Out: Hairstyling and Single Sex Schools

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Belfast, Havelock House, Methodist College, Victoria College




Transmission 24/02/1992


22min 02sec




1 inch



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In this episode of Check it Out, Jacqui Berkeley and Ronan Kelly explore a range of topics - should girls should be in a class of their own?, how to give yourself the latest Hollywood hairstyle, the price of car insurance and the latest craze that's being endorsed by Fergie (then Duchess of York)!

Reporting from Methodist College, Belfast, Jacqui speaks to Wilfred Mulryne who is adamant that girls in mixed schools perform just as well as their contemporaries in single-sex schools. He believes that there is a tendency to compare educational performance for NI pupils, wiith their peers in England and Wales - a comparison that he feels confuses the matter. In Victoria College, Belfast, Headmistress Dr Carolyn Higginson is proud of the accomplishments of her girls and says that their ethos is to first work towards personal confidence, and then social confidence. Regardless of what academics may posit, the schoolgirls have their own, strong opinions on the relativel merits of single-sex versus mixed schooling.

Next, Ronan strolls the streets of Belfast City centre, cajoling people to try out the 'Pyramid Energy Kit'. Created in California and, supposedly used by royalty the product is supposed to stimulate positive energy and good health. Regardless, the Northern Irish public remain unimpressed!

The price of car insurance in Northern Ireland has long been a point of contention. Darragh MacIntyre investigates why it's so expensive.

Finally, it's back to the studio, with hairdresser Paul Stafford looking to set Andrea Catherwood's hair into bouncing curls, the latest Hollywood style! 


A UTV Production

Director: David Lamrock

Editor: Jamie Delargy

Post Production editor: Paul Clark



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