King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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Outward Bound Challenge in The Lake District

May 2016

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.

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Great Result for Year 7 and 8 Cricketers

May 2016

Students in Years 7 and 8 have recently taken part in the Boys & Girls Wear Valley Cricket Competition at Bishop Auckland Cricket Club.

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MGFA Student Watch World Class Football at Wembley

March 2016

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.

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Match Day Experience at Old Trafford for MGFA Players

February 2016

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.

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Girls Active on the Way to Wimbledon

February 2016

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.

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Taking on the Thrill of the Climbing Wall

January 2016

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.

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A Host of Football Legends at Old Trafford

November 2015

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.

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Year 7 Footballers Triumph at Match Debut

November 2015

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.

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Whole School Support for Sports Day

July 2015

Wearing the traditional house colours, our whole school enjoyed the sunshine and track events at our annual Sports Day.

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Students See Football and Music Unite at Old Trafford

June 2015

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.

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