Inspirational Jodie named on Princess Diana Roll of Honour

Friday, July 1st, 2016.

Caring schoolgirl Jodie Mills will take her place on a national roll of honour in memory of Princess Diana for the devotion she showed to her auntie while she bravely battled terminal cancer. Excelsior Academy pupil Jodie, 15, regularly travelled by coach from her Newcastle home to Edinburgh on a six-and-a-half hour round trip to... Read more »

Crowds flock to Rainbird Primary’s ‘Fiver Challenge’ Summer Fair

Thursday, June 30th, 2016.

Rainbird Primary youngsters took up the challenge of turning five pounds into money-making businesses – showing their entrepreneurial skills to family and friends at a packed summer fair. Market stalls weighed down with cakes, buns, balloons, drinks, lava lamps, crafts, drawings and bracelets did a roaring trade as the school’s corridors and classrooms were turned... Read more »

Helping hand for children at Hoppings fun fair school

Friday, June 24th, 2016.

Excelsior Academy students helped children with their reading, writing and drawing skills in the school which opens every summer at the famous Hoppings fun fair. The croquet building at Newcastle’s Exhibition Park doubles up as a classroom for up to 120 showmen’s youngsters who study while their families work the famous rides and attractions at... Read more »

Mozart meets Excelsior as pupils star in famous opera

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016.

The sound and spectacle of one of Mozart’s most famous operas filled Excelsior Academy as pupils turned opera singers alongside London stars. The story of love and betrayal in the 18th Century was brought to life by Diva Opera cast members who worked with eager pupils from Excelsior Academy and some of its surrounding primary... Read more »

Excelsior superheroes combine power to help Cash for Kids

Friday, May 13th, 2016.

Superman, Batman, Spiderman and a host of Marvel superheroes all danced to the tune of Metro Radio’s Cash for Kids charity in a fun-packed fundraising event. Youngsters from Rainbird Primary Academy joined with Excelsior College students, dressed as their favourite big screen characters to raise money for the popular charity. Cash for Kids responds to... Read more »

A night under the stars to support those without a roof over their heads

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016.

  Excelsior Academy’s College students will spend a night out in the open to gain a snapshot of life for hundreds of young people without a home to call their own. The 17 teenagers sleeping rough in a North Shields church car park will raise money to bolster the superb work of YMCA North Tyneside... Read more »