Striking Excelsior art headlines Beacon festival

Thursday, March 26th, 2015.

A flagship Newcastle enterprise centre is brushing up on art as part of a major five-week ‘pop up’ arts and crafts initiative across the city’s west end. The £6.5m Beacon is displaying more than a dozen works created by students from Excelsior Academy and a model elephant made by youngsters at the charity Children North... Read more »

Superheroes top the bill at Rainbird Primary for Children in Need

Thursday, March 26th, 2015.

Spiderman, Batman, fairy tale princesses, Captain America and Wonder Woman dropped into Excelsior’s Rainbird Primary School as pupils and staff turned superheroes for the day. Petra Brown, normally leading teacher in the primary school, donned Wonder Woman get up to lead dozens of youngsters celebrating the BBC’s Children in Need day. Heroes were the theme... Read more »

Excelsior excels in Newcastle Youth Council election poll success

Thursday, March 26th, 2015.

Excelsior Academy pupils won seven seats on the prestigious Newcastle Youth Council after a spectacular night of electoral success for the school. Seven pupils – Stephanie Downs and Eric Leung in Collingwood School, Fammi Khanom and Jennifer Anderson in Hadrian , Ivan Pulis from Milburn and Excelsior College representatives Kiera Smith and Dzikeinnai Mudamburi –... Read more »

Culinary treat for VIP guests at Excelsior’s ‘new restaurant’

Thursday, March 26th, 2015.

Excelsior pupils prepare to serve canapés and Tommy Murphy at work in the kitchen. 18 December 2014 Excelsior Academy pupils exhibited their culinary skills to serve up a gastronomic treat to VIP guests in their ‘new restaurant.’ The 13 and 14-year-old Milburn Year 9 pupils embarking on their GCSE Food Technology coursework were set the... Read more »

Moving Remembrance Service for those fallen in battle

Thursday, March 26th, 2015.

Excelsior Army Cadets with dignitaries pictured at the school’s Service of Remembrance   Excelsior Academy fell silent as the school paid tribute to those servicemen and women who laid down their lives fighting for their country. A lone piper led Excelsior Army Cadets through the main school to the reception area for a moving service... Read more »

Clogs, Blogs and Bicycle Cogs

Thursday, March 26th, 2015.

Clogs, blogs, and bicycle cogs made for an excellent five-day stay in the Netherlands as 24 Excelsior students finished an exciting European school swap. The College contingent was joined by a Swedish class for the finale of the “Comenius” project, which began when two foreign school groups visited Newcastle in 2013. Fast forward to October... Read more »