King James I Academy News

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Year 7's Make First Student Site Visit

March 2014

Four of our Year 7 students have been the first to don hard hats and safety jackets to visit the construction site to see how work is progressing.

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New Library: The Perfect Place to Discover a Good Book

March 2014

Our newly refurbished library, complete with a large selection of new books including best sellers and non-fiction, is now open to students and it is proving to be a big hit.

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Getting an Insight into the TV Industry with Downton Abbey Editor

March 2014

Students in Music and Media were given an insight into the television industry when Dialogue Editor, Tom Williams visited King James. He spoke in both departments about his job, having worked for over seven years on shows such as Whitechapel, The Musketeers and Golden Globe winning Downton Abbey.

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Reunited with French Friends Through Skype

March 2014

Last year, a group of students travelled to France with Mrs Pethybridge, our Director of Learning for Languages, to establish a new link with young people in our partner school, Collège Béranger. The trip resulted in firm friendships, which have since been nurtured through emails and social networking.

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ICT Students Visit Sunderland University

March 2014

ICT students in Years 11,12 and 13 have visited Sunderland University School of Computing to see the excellent facilities and to find out about the options available for further education in the field.

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Celebrating the BIG Award

February 2014

We are again celebrating success as we have achieved the BIG Award, a prestigious national award, supported by Esther Rantzen, which is given to schools and organisations who achieve excellence in bullying intervention. The award is judged by the Bullying Intervention Group (BIG).

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Learning Sociology Through Theatre

February 2014

As part of our A Level Sociology course with Mr Shearer, we recently went to see 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' at Newcastle Theatre Royal. This was linked to our studies of culture and diversity as it looked at people’s reactions towards drag queens and addressed the issue of stereotypes.

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Sixth Form Students Aim Higher in the Capital

February 2014

Sixth Form Drama and Performing Arts students have recently spent two days in London discovering the progression routes into a career in the Arts as part of our Aim Higher programme.

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Vision - Issue 16: March 2014

February 2014

The Transformation Begins!

Inside: New library, Reading mentors, Anti-bullying award, Learning with industry specialists,

Outstanding Drama results, BATH Dance Show, Aim Higher University visits and much more.

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Exclaimer Magazine Vol. 9

February 2014

Brilliance of British Film

Inside: Issue 9 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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