King James I Academy News

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Students interview Kenny MacAskill MSP

March 2013

Year 11 students have visited the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to interview the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Mr Kenny MacAskill MSP. The students are all members of the editorial team who write and design Exclaimer magazine, a free online national publication launched as a platform for aspiring journalists and graphic designers to showcase their talents.

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Update on our New Buildings

March 2013

Following confirmation that Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd will build King James I Academy as part of the Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP) we have met with representatives of the company, 'Space Group', who will be the designers of our new school and the Education Funding Agency (EFA).

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Students visit Liverpool universities

March 2013

A group of students have recently travelled to the beautiful city of Liverpool to explore two of the universities. All students are currently studying Drama and Performing Arts subjects at King James and this was an opportunity for them to see what progression routes are available when they leave Sixth Form.

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New subjects and new facilities make our Sixth Form better than ever

March 2013

Our Sixth Form is growing rapidly and so is our provision. This September will see improved study and social facilities and an even greater choice of subjects.

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Hooligans in Ireland!

March 2013

Ireland 2013 was an amazing week of friendship, fun and laughter for King James students who are members of the Bishop Auckland Theatre Hooligans. Over 40 young people along with 13 staff and volunteers stayed for the 7th year running in the beautiful village of Glengarriff in County Cork.

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Farewell to Ana Carolina

March 2013

Three months ago, we welcomed Brazilian student, Ana Carolina Krambeck into our Sixth Form at King James on a short-term study programme. Sadly, the time has come to say farewell. We wish Ana Carolina a safe journey home and hope she will visit us again in the future. Here, she talks about her experience.

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New Assistant Director of Learning for English

March 2013

Our English department is successful, creative and constantly exploring new ways to make sure that our students excel. Since joining us in 2011, Miss Larkin has thoroughly embraced this ethos; she has made a huge contribution to the development of the department, and a big impression on her students too. Last term, she was appointed as Assistant Director of Learning for English.

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Exclaimer journalists are off to meet Cabinet Secretary for Justice

March 2013

Members of the Editorial Team who write, design and produce the national online magazine, Exclaimer at King James I Academy, are off to Edinburgh to meet and interview Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern.

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Vision - Issue 10: February 2013

February 2013

New subjects and improved facilities make our Sixth Form better than ever

Inside: Special feature on King James Sixth Form, Latest news on our new buildings, King Gym opens on site, Creative teaching in English plus much more.

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King Gym is Up and Running

February 2013

King Gym, a brand new fitness facility that will not only benefit King James students, but members of our local community too has officially opened.

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