King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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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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Basketball is Going Down a 'Storm'!

March 2015

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.

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COMING SOON! Outward Bound in The Lake District

March 2015

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.

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Sports Captains Lead Primary Athletics Event

February 2015

Year 10 Sports Captains have recently worked with local primary school pupils at an Athletics event which was held in our new sports hall.

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Twelve Sporting Weeks on the River

February 2015

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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New College Durham vs King James Football Results

October 2014

New College Durham 1-1 King James

Results from King James 6th Form's opening match in the North East College League against New College Durham on Thursday 2nd October 2014.

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