King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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Inspired by the pros at Wimbledon

July 2022

A group of eight Year 10 girls were rewarded for their positive attitude and excellent behaviour in PE lessons, with an overnight trip to London to watch pro tennis players at Wimbledon.

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Languages visit to the Spanish Gallery

July 2022

A group of 24 lucky Year 7 Languages students have visited the Spanish Gallery in the Market Place for free.

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Soak a Teacher event raises £175

July 2022

Students in all year groups have enjoyed a fantastic ‘Soak the Teacher’ event to raise funds for the Year 7 charity, the Cavernoma Society.

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Career talk with Glaxo Smith Kline

July 2022

Representatives from Glaxo Smith Kline, Livia Kippax and Francesca Hume, visited King James to talk to Year 10 students about the many opportunities for Degree Apprenticeships within the company.

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Guiding students with career planning

July 2022

Students in all year groups at King James benefit from an extensive programme of special events and opportunities to help them make plans for a successful future in the career of their choice.

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STEM competition winners

July 2022

Six Year 9 Science students, working with their Teacher, Miss Ford, have won a prize in the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Industrial Cadet Competition.

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Coming soon ... Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

July 2022

In the next academic year, students in Key Stages 4 and 5 will be able to apply to take part in the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE) and work towards achieving Bronze.

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Success at Shildon Athletics

July 2022

Throughout the academic year, our young athletes take part in local competitions with great success.

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Carnegie Book Club in the Library

July 2022

Students in Years 7 and 8 who are members of our Carnegie Book Club meet every Wednesday to read the titles nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

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RE study trip to Durham Cathedral

July 2022

Year 10 GCSE Religious Education students, have visited Durham Cathedral for a Q&A session with Canon Hampel, to support their studies.