Gold star work placement student Patrick lands Marks and Spencer job

Monday, July 4th, 2016.

Hard-working Excelsior Academy student Patrick Larsen is leaving the classroom for the shopfloor – his reward after impressing bosses at Marks and Spencer so much on a work placement that they offered him a job. The 18-year-old is one of 14 students from the academy’s sixth form Excelsior College working with some of the biggest... Read more »

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 »