Samantha runs five kilometres for charity

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017.

Kind-hearted Samantha Dixon ran five kilometres to raise money for a children’s cancer charity. She completed the fundraiser at Gosforth Park Racecourse on Sunday 21st May after six weeks spent training with the help of trainee PE teacher Daniel Burke. The target for the cancer run was to raise £200,000 for North of England Children’s... Read more »

Debut goal for elite level Gabriel

Thursday, October 13th, 2016.

Goal machine Gabriel Klempar did what he does best celebrating his call up to the Northumberland Under 16s squad with a goal on his debut. The striker half-volleyed in from a corner against Cleveland in his first taste of elite level football. Despite going down to a 2-1 defeat, Gabriel is full of confidence for... Read more »

Seconds out for more rounds at the Excelsior Academy Boxing Club

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016.

Pupils are pulling on the gloves and letting off steam under the guidance of a former world champion as the bell sounds for another round of popular boxing sessions at Excelsior. Paul Fiske, former professional boxer and ABA Military Combine Services heavyweight champion, together with fellow Felling Warrior Billy Saul, ex-kickboxing featherweight and super featherweight... Read more »

First steps into the world of retail

Thursday, September 29th, 2016.

Excelsior College students took their first steps into retail customer service as part of a link up with industry giant intu. It can be a daunting experience dealing with customers for the first time, even in a classroom-based role-playing scenario. But Employers in Education expert Tracy Allison put students at ease, passing on her wealth... Read more »

Double awards success for Excelsior caps off memorable year

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016.

Excelsior Academy staff and pupils are celebrating awards for the promotion of healthy living and sporting participation to add to the school’s growing collection of silverware. Excelsior’s PE team accepted the silver School Games Mark award as official recognition of an outstanding year of work developing sporting competition and participation across the school. And another... Read more »

‘War Horse’ author’s life story told with help from Excelsior pupils

Friday, July 8th, 2016.

Excelsior Academy pupils helped acclaimed children’s author Michael Morpurgo turn a new page in his life with their own interpretation of his classic novels in a stunning major new exhibition of his work. Their paintings, drawings and models are being showcased alongside the original manuscripts and notebooks of some of Michael’s most famous novels, such... Read more »