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King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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Getting a taste for Scuba

March 2013

Students have recently enjoyed a Scuba Diving taster session at Freeman’s Quay, Durham in preparation for their forthcoming expedition to the Philippine Islands in South East Asia.

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Educating our Young Drivers

March 2013

It’s a sad fact that thousands of young drivers are involved in tragic car accidents every year in the UK and many of these accidents are caused by dangerous driving. That’s why we do everything we can to raise awareness and educate our students long before they get their provisional license.

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MGFA Longfield Tournament Results

March 2013

Details from the superb efforts from students in all year groups at the Martin Gray Football Academy tournament at Longfield.

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Inspector judges Art as Outstanding

March 2013

Our Art department continues to go from strength to strength due to its strong teamwork and inspirational ethos. The department continues to develop as a cutting edge team at the forefront of Art and Design education and we are very proud to report that, last term, it has been judged as ‘Outstanding’ by the LEA Inspector (Local Education Authority).

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