Jodie sheds long hair for cropped look to remember brave auntie

Thursday, October 8th, 2015.

Caring Jodie Mills came back to school after the summer holidays having made the decision to take up MacMillan Cancer Support’s ‘Brave the Shave’ challenge. She let her dad Garry cut her long hair and then shave it down to 13mm with clippers to raise money for the charity in memory of her 43-year-old auntie... Read more »

Far East friends’ return visit to Rainbird Primary

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015.

  Pupils and teachers from China sampled classroom life at Excelsior Academy’s Rainbird Primary School in a visit which cements links between friends. The seven pupils and three teachers flew 13 hours from Hubei Province in China to the UK and will spend 11 days visiting North East schools and sightseeing around the country. Their... Read more »

Headstone finally to be erected to mark artist Rainbird’s grave

Friday, October 2nd, 2015.

Excelsior Academy has welcomed news that a campaign to formally recognise the life of North East artist Victor Noble Rainbird has reached a major milestone. Rainbird Primary School at Excelsior is named after the talented North Shields-born artist whose images of the First World War captivated early 20th Century society. But after returning home to... Read more »

Pearl of Africa youngsters light up Excelsior

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015.

The colour and vibrancy of African culture is lighting up Excelsior Academy as pupils learn song and dance routines from talented Ugandan youngsters touring the UK. The Pearl of Africa charity performance in the school tonight is the culmination of a day of workshops headed up by a touring choir of 14 children drawn from... Read more »

Schoolboy rappers The UnCzech’d riding wave of success

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015.

Six Excelsior Academy friends from Newcastle’s Czech Roma community proving a hit in the UK and Europe with their own brand of US influenced rap – will hit BBC television and radio twice this week. The UnCzech’d will feature in a BBC Look North report tonight promoting Friday’s huge Hadrian’s Wall of Sound event. The... Read more »

Ready, steady, cook for ambitious junior masterchefs

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015.

Cooking up healthy and tasty meals everyday for up to 1,300 hungry mouths is a challenge even for Excelsior Academy’s award-winning catering team – but is one keen amateur young chefs gladly took up. And rather than go for the easy option, they upped the culinary stakes. The seven Collingwood School Council representatives put their... Read more »