King James I Academy News

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Framework for our New Building is Fast Emerging

April 2014

The groundworks for our multi-million pound new building are now complete and every day sees rapid progress as the steelwork emerges and our state-of-the-art academy takes shape.

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Vision - Issue 17: April-May 2014

April 2014

The Durham Food Charter... we’re going for gold!

Inside: Portable Planetarium experience, Outstanding Mathematicians, BATH in Jamaica, New Build Update, Bringing Shakespeare to Life, Outward Bound at Watermillock and much more.

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Working Together Brings Shakespeare to Life

April 2014

Our Year 7 students have been working alongside Year 5’s at Crook Primary School on a collaborative Royal Shakespeare Company project called ‘Shakespeare Flash Mob’. The project aims to promote the enjoyment of Shakespeare and to encourage schools to work together and be mentors to each other.

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Outward Bound at Watermillock

April 2014

Students have recently visited Watermillock in Ullswater for our annual, week-long outward bound trip. Unlike last year’s arctic conditions in Howtown, the weather was good, which meant that students could take part in a wider range of outdoor challenges.

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Hands on Learning at Durham Science Festival

April 2014

A group of Year 9 students who are interested in pursuing STEM related careers recently visited Durham Science Festival to join in a carousel of Science and Technology team challenges.

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University-style Mathematics

April 2014

Four of our talented Year 10 mathematicians, Thomas M, Iwan M, Niamh E and Emelia E recently took part in the Further Maths Support Programme team challenge at Teesside University and came seventh overall out of 22 participating schools.

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Computer Champions Support Training

April 2014

Our ICT department recently ran a workshop for primary school teachers to investigate the use of the Raspberry Pi and Python programming in education. The event was well attended and support from our Computer Science Champions ensured it was a success.

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Q&A with Helen Goodman MP for Law Students

March 2014

Year 12 Law students enjoyed a Q&A session with Helen Goodman MP recently as part of their A Level studies. The visit was organised by our Teacher of Law, Miss Grieveson as a follow-up to an initial meeting which took place in November in London.

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Photography Work Selected for London Exhibition

March 2014

Year 12 Photography student, Adam B has received a commendation in the national competition, Social Sciences for Schools.

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House Rewards at Planet Leisure

March 2014

A number of students from years 7 to 10 recently visited Newton Aycliffe's "Planet Leisure", where as a reward they enjoyed an afternoon Ten Pin Bowling.

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