King James I Academy News

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Students Join the Carnegie Book Competition Vote

May 2014

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is the UK’s most prestigious children’s book award - it is the gold standard in children’s literature. Each year, students across the UK decide which book should receive the award by reading those nominated and voting for their favourite.

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Linking Books to Theatre and Film through War Horse

May 2014

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have recently enjoyed a trip to Sunderland Empire to see a theatre production of Michael Morpurgo’s novel, War Horse.

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Students meet World Famous Photographer

May 2014

British photographer and author, Joe Cornish is one of the most famous commercial photographers in the world. Known for his dramatic landscapes, he is responsible for the photography in more than 30 travel books, has worked as an expedition photographer in Alaska and regularly works freelance for the National Trust.

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Newcastle United player returns to King James

May 2014

Callum Williams is living the dream, a dream held by many a young North-East school student and teacher alike. The 17 year old, former King James student is now pulling on the black and white stripes of Newcastle United.

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Breaking Barriers with Paralympian

May 2014

Our 'Extreme Group' members at King James I Academy had the privilege of meeting Paralympic Fencer, Craig McCann as part of Sky Sports’ Living for Sport - Youth Sport Trust.

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First Aid Training

May 2014

Last term, 40 of our Sixth Form students successfully completed First Aid Training in an initiative organised by Dawn Hindmarch, our Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator. This recognised qualification is highly valued by both universities and potential employers.

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Back to the 80's at Bishop Auckland Town Hall

May 2014

Retro music lovers enjoyed a musical journey back to the 80s last night at Bishop Auckland Town Hall thanks to our music students. The concert, which was organised by Sixth Formers as part of their BTEC studies, included classics from Madonna, Rick Astley, Chaka Khan, Fleetwood Mac and Cindy Lauper, among others.

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Learning Through Industry for Media Students

May 2014

Sixth Form Creative Media Production students have recently visited Lintons Printers in Crook to learn about commercial printing processes as part of their BTEC studies.

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Food for Life - We're Going for Gold

May 2014

As part of our commitment towards promoting a healthy lifestyle among our young people and our wider community, we have registered with the Food for Life Partnership with the aim of achieving the Gold Award.

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Asda Ready for Work Project

May 2014

Ten of our Year 11 students have recently spent the day shadowing store colleagues at Asda in Bishop Auckland as part of a project looking at employability skills. The project was organised by Mrs Dent, our Director of Career Pathways and Progression Tutor, Ms Goddard.

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