King James I Academy News

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Over £1,000 Donated to the Philippines Red Cross Appeal

July 2014

Had it not been for the devastating earthquake and typhoon in the Philippines, the King James Marine Conservation team would have recently returned from a three week scuba diving adventure to the islands of Cebu and Bohol. There, they would have been working with local people to help preserve the coral reefs. Sadly, due to concerns about safety in the region, the expedition had to be cancelled, however this gave our students another idea.

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Actively Involved in our Community

July 2014

Each year, students in Years 7, 8 and 9 take part in ACE (Active Community Engagement) Day, an event designed to raise awareness and encourage our young people to become more involved in their local community. This year, a host of activities took part both inside and outside of our school grounds.

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King James MGFA Team are League Champions!

July 2014

After narrowly losing out on the league title last year on goal difference, our Year 7/8 MGFA team were determined to bring home the trophy this year, and they have succeeded in their goal.

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Year 7's make a Food Bank delivery on ACE Day

July 2014

As part of our A.C.E Day activities, a group of Year 7 students, accompanied by Mrs Stewart, visited the Durham Food Bank to deliver and help sort groceries that they had collected in school.

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Body Worlds Vital at the Life Science Centre

July 2014

In July, Gunther Von Hagens’ astounding exhibition, Body Worlds Vital, launched at Newcastle’s Life Centre, showcasing human anatomy on real bodies, which have all undergone Gunther’s method of plastination. Sixth Form students from Biology, Applied Science, Phsychology and Health-and-Social Care were among the first to visit the exhibition.

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Exclaimer Magazine Vol. 10

July 2014

Breaking Bad:Taming Heisenberg

Inside: Issue 10 of the free e-magazine written and produced by an editorial team of young people at King James.

Click Here to visit the Exclaimer Magazine website.

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Independence Day Fundraiser for Esmie

July 2014

Year 10 BTEC Music students have recently organised a lunchtime event to raise funds for Esmie Lowes, our adopted charity for 2013/14. As expected, students filled our Main Hall to capacity.

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Over 400 Primary Pupils visit King James

July 2014

During our annual Curriculum Week programme, around 430 primary pupils in Year 5 joined us at King James for a fun-packed secondary school experience.

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Students take part in ‘Go4Set’ Challenge

June 2014

Go4SET, a national scheme run by the EDT (Engineering Development Trust) links teams of students in Years 8 and 9 with companies and universities to offer a 10 week Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) experience.

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FBM Team are Top of the League!

June 2014

We have had considerable past success in the Future Business Magnates (FBM) competition and this year looks set to be another cause for celebration. Our team of Year 8 students, who are working with Business Studies teacher, Mrs Lobb, are currently at the top of the league table with an impressive 20 point lead following four challenges.

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