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This month, 24 students in Years 7-10 attended our fourth annual Outward Bound Trust residential trip to the Lake District to take on a number of outdoor pursuits.
Students in Years 7 and 8 have recently taken part in the Boys & Girls Wear Valley Cricket Competition at Bishop Auckland Cricket Club.
Following a successful ballot application, several of our MGFA students were fortunate enough to attend the prestigious International Friendly between England and Holland at Wembley Stadium.
Twelve students from our Martin Gray Football Academy (MGFA) have recently attended the nail-biting Manchester United v FC Midtjylland Europa League match at Old Trafford.
As a result of their excellent behaviour, inspiring attitudes and positive influence as role models for their peers in Key Stage 3 PE, ten girls in Years 8 and 9 have been selected by the Department to be part of a new group called Girls Active.
Over 40 fearless Year 11 students have conquered the mighty climbing wall at ROF 59 in Newton Aycliffe as part of their BTEC and GCSE qualification in Sport.
Fifteen Martin Gray Football Acadaemy students, accompanied by Mr Laybourn, have recently returned from a trip to the 'Match for Children' in aid of UNICEF fundraising event at Old Trafford, which was organised by David Beckham.
Following the recent Martin Gray Football Academy (MGFA) contract signing, our new Year 7 members have quickly demonstrated why they were selected to join the elite football squad at King James.
Wearing the traditional house colours, our whole school enjoyed the sunshine and track events at our annual Sports Day.
Fifteen students in Years 7 and 8, accompanied by Mr Laybourn, have returned from a fantastic fundraising event at Old Trafford, which saw music and football unite in one of the most iconic stadiums in the UK. The ‘Manchester Legends Game’ raised funds which will go towards Manchester United Foundation’s work in the community.
King James I Academy, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7JZ