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Sixth formers organise Christmas gift donations for needy

STUDENTS have been boxing clever to bring festive cheer to under-privileged children in Eastern Europe. Sixth formers at The King’s Academy, in Coulby Newham, have collected and sorted donations from staff and students for shoeboxes to be sent full of gifts and treats. It is the 15th year the academy has been involved in the

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Academy students team up with Royal Society on science project

School scientists are getting a taste of university-level research in a prestigious project supported by The Royal Society. The King’s Academy, in Coulby Newham, has teamed up with Teesside University in a partnership that is extending the knowledge of A-level chemistry students. The students are working with Dr Anna Reynal and Dr Joseph McGinnis from

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Business students organise Christmas shoebox project

A shoebox collection for deprived children has helped lift the lid on project management for sixth form students. The annual collection of boxes full of gifts at The King’s Academy, Coulby Newham, was organised this year by Year 12 BTEC business studies students for a coursework project. It involved promoting the festive appeal across the

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Early A level girl receives Outstanding Student award

A student who passed her A Levels two years early has been recognised for her exceptional performance at an academy’s prize-giving. Holly Grob was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Student of the Year accolade at The King’s Academy, in Coulby Newham, after achieving straight A* grades in biology, chemistry and mathematics aged just 16. Although she

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16-year-old Holly is star student with early A levels

A student who taught herself GCSEs has collected three A* grades in her A levels – on her last day as a 16-year-old. Despite achieving the top grades in biology, chemistry and mathematics at The King’s Academy, in Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, Holly must delay her dream to study medicine because she is too young to

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Students get an education on prison life

ARE birthdays celebrated in prison, do offenders get an education and do prison officers feel like they can make a difference? Those were just some of the questions students at The King’s Academy, in Coulby Newham, put to a senior official who came to give them an insight into life in three North East prisons.

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Baroness Tanni shares life as a dame

Students were given an insight into the House of Lords when one of the region’s peers lifted the lid on life as a dame. Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson revealed that the upper house is sometimes like Hogwarts, sometimes a bit boring but mostly exciting, interesting and challenging. The multi-gold medal winning Paralympian who became paralysed at

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Students discuss Islam with speakers

SIXTH formers have been challenging stereotypes and dispelling the myths around Islam in a hard-hitting workshop designed to broaden their minds. In the first of a series of presentations and discussions at The King’s Academy, Coulby Newham, called Above and Beyond, Year 12 and 13 students were able to question community activists Zakir Mahmoud and

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Students’ work to feature in UN women’s rights report

Two students are to have their work on legal rights for women acknowledged in a report to the United Nations. Head girl Chelsea Reidy and Hafsah Afzal, who are studying A level politics at The King’s Academy, in Coulby Newham, got the chance to work with North East lawyer Cris McCurley during their sixth form’s

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