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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.
Thanks to our new development, we can now boast state-of-the-art facilities for Basketball and our students are making the most of it both in PE lessons and after school.
On Monday 27th April, 20 students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 will depart from King James to take part in the annual OAA trip to Ullswater in The Lake District.
Year 10 Sports Captains have recently worked with local primary school pupils at an Athletics event which was held in our new sports hall.
Students have been working with Durham Amateur Rowing Club (DARC), which has recently been nominated for Club of the Year, to complete a 12 week introductory course in rowing and water safety. The group were trained by professional rowers, Bethany Yates and Debbie Connolly.
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Results from King James 6th Form's opening match in the North East College League against New College Durham on Thursday 2nd October 2014.
This Half Term, students will be able to take part in an exhilarating Zorbing taster session in conjunction with Consett and District YMCA.
A group of students in Year 10 have recently enjoyed a taster session of Rock Climbing thanks to portable facilities provided by Consett and District YMCA.
King James I Academy, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7JZ