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King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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COMING SOON! Zorbing Taster Sessions

August 2014

This Half Term, students will be able to take part in an exhilarating Zorbing taster session in conjunction with Consett and District YMCA.

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COMING SOON! Short Courses for Local Primary Schools

August 2014

This year we want to make working with primary schools one of our priorities. We will be offering a range of short courses for students in Years 5 and 6, and sharing our fantastic new facilities to enhance learning opportunities for all primary schools in our local community.

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COMING SOON! New Literacy Initiatives

August 2014

Improving literacy is high on our agenda and our students can look forward to a number of new and exciting literacy initiatives.

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Summer Adventures make Transition Easy

August 2014

Each year at King James we offer a free fun-packed Summer School for all our new Year 7 pupils who will be joining us in September, culminating in a confidence-building residential visit. This year, we improved our programme even further to offer two exciting destinations - Peak Venture in South Yorkshire and Cartagena in Spain!

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Young Carers’ Charter Awarded to King James

July 2014

King James has been awarded the Young Carers’ Charter following working with Glenys Newby from Family Action’s The Bridge Young Carers’ Project. Glenys visited the school last term to speak to students about the role of young carers, how they might be identified and about the support available to them.

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Culture and Roller Coasters in Paris

July 2014

This year’s trip to France was yet another resounding success, with 36 students in Years 7 and 9 travelling to Paris for an action-packed, four day break.

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Discussing Law with Durham University

July 2014

A Level Law students have recently enjoyed a visit from representives of Durham University’s Law School, who came to discuss the opportunities open to them should they choose to pursue a career in Law.

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Support Worker of the Year Award for Linda

July 2014

Following nomination by a number of our Sixth Form students for the Journal’s prestigious North East Schools Awards 2014, Linda Dixon was declared winner in the category of Support Worker of the Year.

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Rock Climbing Taster Session for Year 10's

July 2014

A group of students in Year 10 have recently enjoyed a taster session of Rock Climbing thanks to portable facilities provided by Consett and District YMCA.

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Getting a Taste for 200mph Re-ball!

July 2014

Sixth Form Media students have recently enjoyed a Re-ball and Climbing Wall taster session at the Academy organised by the Consett and District YMCA.

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