King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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'Brazilliant' Group on the Way to Navirai

April 2017

As part of BATH”s Brazilliant ‘17 project, students in Years 10-13 are on their way to Brazil to work with members of BANHO, the Brazilian cohort of BATH, on a variety of Drama and Dance related projects.

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Primary Shakespeare Festival at King James

April 2017

Once again, as part of our longstanding working partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), we have hosted the annual Primary Shakespeare Festival. The event saw hundreds of local primary school pupils perform ‘The Tempest’ alongside our Year 8 English Literature students.

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Year 7 Students are Published Writers!

April 2017

Nine of our Year 7 students are about to have their creative writing work published in a book entitled ‘Welcome to Wonderland, Another World’, following their success in the national ‘Young Writers Competition’.

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Outstanding Response for BATH Dance Show

March 2017

BATH performers have received an exceptional response to their recent Dance Show, entitled 'Proximo Passo' (The Next Step) with over 300 visitors attending the one-night-only evening show at King James.

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Our Best Ever Red Nose Day

March 2017

In terms of fundraising, our students, parents and staff have always shown great enthusiasm for supporting a wide variety of charities. However this year our Red Nose Day activities far exceeded expectations by raising over £1,700!

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Leon is a Trampoline Champ

March 2017

We are proud to be celebrating the success of one of our talented athletes, Year 10 student, Leon D, who recently represented King James I Academy at the National Schools Trampoline Finals. Leon achieved joint 5th place in the prestigious competition, which was held at Gateshead Leisure Centre.

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Hand Painted Pots from Nurture Group

March 2017

Students in our Year 7 Nurture Group have raised £120 thanks to a creative fundraising project, which saw them decorate and plant up a total of 60 made-to-order terracotta pots for Mother’s Day!

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Silver Medals for Year 8 Athletes

March 2017

Following our Year 8 boys victory in the Level 2 Games held at Bishop Barrington last month, our team have recently represented the Wear Valley and Teesdale area at the Level 3 Games at Spennymoor Leisure Centre.

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King James I Academy 1 - Gateshead College 0

March 2017

Gateshead College 0 - King James I Academy 1. A 12 player football squad from King James have travelled to Gateshead International Stadium for their North East Colleges League fixture against Gateshead College. The early season encounter between the two sides had seen King James take all three points, with a more recent fixture resulting in a share of the spoils.

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Media Students Stay Silent for Charity

March 2017

Media students in Years 10-14 have recently raised over £250 for charity by taking part in a six hour long Sponsored Silence. The event was the latest in a programme of fundraising activities which have been organised by the team since November.

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