Friendship and understanding flow from Excelsior Erasmus Plus project

Monday, December 7th, 2015.

  Pupils from France and the Netherlands joined with counterparts at Excelsior Academy to pool their entrepreneurial talents and create their own European businesses. The six teams drew up business plans, allocated employee roles and ultimately sold their Christmas ware products to the public as part of the European Union’s Erasmus Plus project – helping... Read more »

Schoolgirl Jodie given Diana Award for caring for auntie battling cancer

Friday, November 27th, 2015.

Jodie receiving her Diana Award from The Lord Major   Caring schoolgirl Jodie Mills has received a top accolade in the name of Princess Diana for her devotion to her auntie while she bravely battled terminal cancer. The 14-year-old regularly travelled by coach from her Newcastle home to Edinburgh on a six-and-a-half hour round trip... Read more »

Superheroes out in force as Excelsior supports Children in Need

Monday, November 16th, 2015.

Superheroes, staff dance-offs and a six-hour table tennis marathon topped the bill as Excelsior Academy once again took up the BBC Children in Need challenge. A host of the planet’s biggest and best superheroes walked the corridors of Excelsior Academy and Rainbird Primary raising cash for the event which supports a host of children’s charities.... Read more »

Excelsior remembers the fallen

Monday, November 9th, 2015.

Left to right: Dave Mowbray, Deon Krishnan, Kerrie Anderson, Chris Fleming, bearing the standard of the Royal British Legion’s Newcastle West branch, and Milan Kroka.   A lone piper led Excelsior Academy Cadets through the school to meet dignitaries amassed for an emotional service of remembrance for those who gave their lives in battle. The... Read more »

Pupils take centre stage in emotional WW1 concert

Monday, November 2nd, 2015.

LST pupils salute the memory of WW1 participants   The artistic talents of pupils from the Laidlaw Schools Trust took centre stage at a moving concert to mark the impact of the First World War on the communities of Newcastle’s West End. The children from Excelsior, Thomas Walling Primary and Atkinson Road Primary Academies entertained... Read more »

Rainbird youngsters put best foot forward in mini Race for Life

Monday, November 2nd, 2015.

Medals of honour for Rainbird pupils celebrating completing their mini Race for Life   Children and their parents put on their trainers to walk and jog their way around a one mile trail at Excelsior Academy to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. The energetic youngsters at Excelsior’s Rainbird Primary took their mini Race for... Read more »