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Sixth Form Media students have recently turned author-illustrators for a BTEC unit on Graphic Narrative. Eighteen students in total have written and illustrated a range of children’s story books and comics for a variety of age groups, with exceptional results. Their work has now been produced as a collection of hard-back books.
A tree has been planted at King James to mark the beginning of the multi-million pound building project that will see our academy transformed by September next year.
Following on from an excellent performance in the Year 7 Cross Country Championship race at Teesdale School in November, Ben M was chosen to represent South West Durham at the County Championship race, held at Meadowfield
Sixth Form Media students were recently visited by Duncan Leatherdale, Senior Reporter for the Northern Echo. Duncan came to King James to talk about his experience of journalism as a career and to offer practical advice on how to write an effective magazine article; this will help students in their current BTEC unit.
Every half term, Year 7 students complete a creative homework task, which allows them a longer period of time to make, design and explore their current theme-based scheme of work within Art.
Inside: Bringing generations together.
Plus: Get Involved Community Leisure Card, Prize evening, Lessons at University and much more.
We are again celebrating the outstanding achievements of our Mathematics students at the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Challenge - this time in the Senior category, which is particularly challenging.
This year, we launched the King James Badminton Club for students in all year groups. Run by Ms Stewart, one of our Student Support Workers, not only has the club proved hugely popular, but it has also revealed some previously undiscovered sporting talent.
Thanks to Bishop Auckland Theatre Hooligans (BATH), over 1500 people from our local community were entertained by our talented young people at Christmas.
Sixth Form Art and Photography students have enjoyed a day trip to London with Miss Welch and Mrs Ashman to gain inspiration for their sketchbooks and their final piece designs.
King James I Academy, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7JZ