King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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Bishop Primary Business Champions

May 2018

At the beginning of the year, our Business Studies Department launched and exciting project which allowed primary school children to learn about building a successful business through a range of creative challenges.

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Panathlon Success

May 2018

Each year, over 800 school children across the country take part in the Panathlon ‘mini Paralympic’ multi-sport challenge. Here at King James we are always keen to take part.

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Geography Field Trip to Seaham

May 2018

Last term, GCSE Geography students took a trip to Seaham coast to carry out data collection to fulfill the applied fieldwork enquiry aspect of their course.

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Outward Bound in Cumbria

April 2018

A total of 33 students in Years 7-10 have just returned from an exhilarating five-day Outward Bound experience to Watermillock in Cumbria. This year, due to the popularity of the trip and the increased demand for places, we took more students than ever.

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Letters of Praise from the Royal Shakespeare Company

April 2018

Three of our Sixth Form Music students have received letters of praise from the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company for their support in the recent Primary Shakespeare Festival.

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The Punctuation Roadshow

April 2018

Last term, students in Key Stage 3 were treated to a fun learning experience when the Punctuation Show visited King James. The roadshow is designed to improve overall English skills and confidence in the use of correct punctuation and grammar.

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Porrajmos: Through the Eyes of Children

April 2018

This month we hosted the Porrajmos (Por-ry-mus) Exhibition, which looks at the holocaust from the perspective of children and young people. The exhibition is designed to raise awareness about the issues of prejudice towards Gypsies and Travellers, a minority group often not considered when studying the holocaust.

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Opportunities for Tomorrow’s Engineers

April 2018

Here at King James, we work hard to strengthen our contacts with local engineering companies to help promote interest in engineering as a career and to increase opportunities for our students.

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Race to the Line with RAF Leeming Bar

March 2018

As part of our extensive programme of STEM activities, students in Year 7 have been designing and building a motor-powered car.

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Mile Long Mexican Wave for Sport Relief!

March 2018

On March 23rd, hundreds of our students took part in a giant Mexican wave to help raise money for Sport Relief 2018. The spectacular event was organised by Year 9 students who are all members of the Academy Council.

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