King James I Academy News

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Year 13s Return from Another Brilliant Glastonbury Festival

July 2016

Once again, our Year 13 trip to Glastonbury Festival was an unforgettable experience for members of the Volunteer Recycling Team. Launched three years ago by Mr Longstaff as a work experience trip, the opportunity has now become a highlight of our Sixth Form calendar.

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Maths in the Real World

July 2016

In our Maths department, students have been working on a trio of team challenges inspired by ‘The Apprentice’. All challenges, which involved the use of practical mathematical skills in real world situations, were designed to allow students to put their learning into context.

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Celebrating UKMT Maths Challenge Success

July 2016

Each year, we celebrate the success of our young mathematicians as they take part in the prestigious UKMT Maths Challenges; this year was no exception

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Physics Teacher Sky Dives for Charity!

July 2016

Mrs Ashman, our Physics Teacher, has recently raised over £250 for Grace House in Sunderland by completing a 10,000-feet sponsored Sky Dive, complete with 30 second free fall, at Peterlee Parachute Centre.

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Championship Win for Year 7 Athletes

July 2016

The Secondary School Athletics Championships, which was held at Shildon Athletics Track, was a cause for celebration for King James students when our Year 7 boys won their category.

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Form Groups Raise £700 for Brazilliant Project

July 2016

To help support our Brazilian visitors, three form groups in Years 7 and 8 raised an amazing £700 by completing an on-site sponsored walk.

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Jack is Reading 'Player of the Season'

June 2016

We have now reached the end of our ten-week long Premier League Reading Stars programme in our Library and are delighted to announce that our Year 7 boys have made fantastic progress.

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Year 5 Curriculum Week

June 2016

This month, over 400 local primary school children visited us during Year 5 Curriculum Week to take part in a variety of exciting lessons and experience secondary school life.

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Vision - Issue 23: Summer 2016

June 2016

Transition support at every stage from

Primary School to University

Inside: Transition Adventures for New Starters, The Brazillian Experience, Bringing English to Life,

Learning with Industry Specialists, Volunteering in Glastonbury, Sports News and much more.

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Kyle takes home the Accelerated Reader Kindle!

June 2016

Members of our 'Accelerated Readers' initiative in our busy Academy Library have excelled this term and earned a staggering number of Kindle Fire competition raffle tickets for their efforts.

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