King James I Academy News

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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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Sixth Formers Investigate University Choices

May 2014

Year 12 students have recently attended the Tees Valley UCAS Convention, which was held at Teesside University, to investigate the range of courses on offer at universities across the UK. The market-place style conference allowed students to talk to representatives about the courses and facilities at over 100 campuses and access a host of valuable additional information in one venue.

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Jamaica Difference

May 2014

BATH’s Jamaica Difference Project is difficult to put into words. Extraordinary, inspirational, remarkable, worthwhile, emotional; all true, but not enough.

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COMING SOON! Students will Boost CV with First Aid Training

April 2014

Forty of our Sixth Form students will soon have an additional qualification to add to their CV thanks to our Health & Wellbeing Coordinator, Dawn Hindmarch.

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Music Goes Back to the 80's!

April 2014

Music students in Years 11 and 12 have been reviving the sounds of the ‘80s in preparation for a themed concert, which will be held at Bishop Auckland Town Hall in May. ‘Back to the ‘80s’ will feature classics such as Madonna’s ‘Get into the Groove’, Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give you Up’ and Womack and Womack’s ‘Footsteps’; combined with a themed disco it will certainly be a night to remember!

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Dedicated Student Gardeners make Incredible Edible a Success

April 2014

Following last year's harvest, our 'Incredible Edible' fruit and vegetable garden is now fully prepared and ready to be re-stocked thanks to a dedicated team of students gardeners.

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BATH Making a Difference in Jamaica

April 2014

During the Easter holidays, following an exhausting 36 hour journey, 21 members of BATH in Years 9-13 arrived in Montego Bay for the annual Jamaica Difference visit. This trip saw the culmination of the inspiring BATHroom Project, which involved building and decorating toilet and washroom facilities for pupils at Brightley Beam Pre-School. Previously, the school had none at all.

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