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King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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King James Wins Active Durham Sports Award

November 2017

King James I Academy has recently won an award in the ongoing Active Durham competition. The Academy was declared local winner in the Secondary School category for outstanding contribution to Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education.

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Smiling Through the Sports Days Rain!

July 2017

Thanks to the unpredictable English weather, our Sports Day event on the last day of term offered an additional challenge for our young athletes as they battled against the rain!

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Girls Active Group at Wimbledon

July 2017

Our 'Girls Active' group have travelled to London to experience the thrill of Court 1 at Wimbledon. The trip was organised as a reward for their positive attitude and contribution to PE lessons.

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Outward Bound Challenge in The Lake District

May 2017

A group of students ranging from Years 7 to 10, recently ventured to Howtown Outward Bound Centre in Ullswater to take part in our annual four-day adventure experience.

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Panathlon Champions Bring Home the Trophy

May 2017

The King James I Academy Panathlon Team has returned victorious from the recent ‘Durham County Panathlon’ event at Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre in Durham.

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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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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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King James I Academy 2 - Darlington College 2

March 2017

On a sunny March afternoon our King James Sixth Form squad travelled to Eastbourne Sports Complex in Darlington to play against a Darlington College team who they had narrowly lost out to by the odd goal the month earlier.

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King James I Academy featured on North East Football Show

February 2017

This week's episode of the North East Football show was filmed at King James I Academy and features interviews with Darren Tait and Paul Jarps from Bishop Auckland Juniors.

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