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King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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Win at Bishop Auckland Town Team Youth Awards

July 2018

We celebrated a grand total of seven nominations at the Bishop Auckland Town Team Youth Awards 2018, which recognises the achievements of young people in our area.

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Girls Active in Wimbledon

July 2018

This month, eight of our Year 10 girls travelled to London to take part in our Girls Active Wimbledon trip. The two-day trip is organised each year by our PE Department to promote female participation in sport and to reward students who show dedication in their lessons.

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Studying Geography in the Lake District

July 2018

Year 11 GCSE Geography students have enjoyed a field trip to Keswick as part of their studies. The town, which was devastated by floods in both 2005 and 2009, now has a £6 million flood protection scheme, which makes it the perfect location to study flood defences.

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Talent in Art and Photography

July 2018

Each year, students on our Art and Photography courses produce a diverse range of innovative pieces which demonstrate exceptional imagination and skill. This year was no exception.

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Farewell Barbeque for Year 13s

July 2018

To mark the end of their time at King James, and the beginning of the next chapter in their lives, Year 13 students, teachers and support staff gathered together to enjoy an afternoon barbeque and buffet in the sunshine.

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Future Engineers Visit Westminster Palace

July 2018

Five of our Year 8 boys have recently travelled to London to take part in the National Final of the ‘Solutions for the Planet’ competition, which was one of the many learning activities that made up last year’s extensive STEM programme.

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Nurturing a Love of Shakespeare

July 2018

Our Year 8 Nurture Group has been studying Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare can be quite challenging but the group has been learning about the characters, themes and the historical context of the play through art, drama and music.

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Placed 9th in the World in Language Perfect Competition!

July 2018

This year, 191 different schools from across the world took part in the 2018 Language Perfect global linguistic competition and we placed ninth overall!

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Aim Higher in Leeds

July 2018

As part of our ‘Aim Higher’ programme, a group of our Year 12 students had the opportunity to enjoy a two-day residential trip to Leeds Beckett University.

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Magician Shocks New Sixth Formers

July 2018

Many potential Year 12 students came to our Sixth Form Induction Day event to experience half hour taster sessions in a range of subjects, and to look into Sixth Form life.

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King James I Academy, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7JZ