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'Brazilliant' Project Promotes Global Harmony

July 2016

As part of BATH’s international youth project, ‘Brazilliant’, we have recently welcomed our first group of Brazilian exchange visitors to King James. Eight young people and two leaders joined us in school to share their vibrant culture and infectious positivity.

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Sixth Form Leavers Cruise in Durham City

July 2016

This month, we said farewell to our Year 13 and 14 students with an evening cruise and barbeque on board the Prince Bishops River Cruiser in Durham.

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Year 12s Aim Higher in York

July 2016

As part of Mr Shearer’s Aim Higher programme,Year 12 students have recently visited York St John’s and the University of York to learn about the degree courses on offer.

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Aim Higher at Northumbria University

July 2016

As part of Mr Shearer’s 'Aim Higher' initiative, 46 students in Years 9 and 10 have recently enjoyed a visit to Northumbria University, complete with overnight stay in Newcastle.

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Girls Active see Wimbledon Action First Hand

July 2016

As millions of us watched Wimbledon 2016 on TV, our Girls Active sports group joined the hundreds of lucky ticket holders on Court 2 to watch the action first hand.

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FBM Entrepreneurs are Eco-Friendly Thinkers

July 2016

Our FBM (Future Business Magnates) Team have finished in second place in the FBM Competition 2016 with their eco-friendly product called Eazy Shred.

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Year 13s Return from Another Brilliant Glastonbury Festival

July 2016

Once again, our Year 13 trip to Glastonbury Festival was an unforgettable experience for members of the Volunteer Recycling Team. Launched three years ago by Mr Longstaff as a work experience trip, the opportunity has now become a highlight of our Sixth Form calendar.

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Maths in the Real World

July 2016

In our Maths department, students have been working on a trio of team challenges inspired by ‘The Apprentice’. All challenges, which involved the use of practical mathematical skills in real world situations, were designed to allow students to put their learning into context.

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Celebrating UKMT Maths Challenge Success

July 2016

Each year, we celebrate the success of our young mathematicians as they take part in the prestigious UKMT Maths Challenges; this year was no exception

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Physics Teacher Sky Dives for Charity!

July 2016

Mrs Ashman, our Physics Teacher, has recently raised over £250 for Grace House in Sunderland by completing a 10,000-feet sponsored Sky Dive, complete with 30 second free fall, at Peterlee Parachute Centre.

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