Gold star standard reward for retail students

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017.

Excelsior College students struck gold at a ceremony celebrating their dedication in a top programme learning the skills and determination needed for a career in the retail industry. The 15 students worked closely with staff at John Lewis, Debenhams and MOD Pizza on retail giant intu’s acclaimed Retail Gold work placement programme. All were all... Read more »

Inspirational headteacher Phil receives OBE at Buckingham Palace

Friday, May 19th, 2017.

A former headteacher who transformed life opportunities for thousands of North East children received her OBE from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace today. Phil Marshall – most recently Executive Principal at Excelsior Academy – collected her award for services to education. The honour recognised a teaching career spanning 38 years at schools in... Read more »

Ancient Egypt lessons inspire brick laying skills

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy’s Rainbird  pupils learned the skills needed by Egyptian craftsmen to build the foundations of the world famous pyramids by working closely with Excelsior College students. The Year 4 pupils are learning all about ancient Egypt – and decided they would like to know how they could build a pyramid, similar to how craftsmen... Read more »

Rainbird pupils bring care home visit joy

Monday, May 15th, 2017.

Delia Clark pictured with Rainbird pupil Olivia Wright at Brooke House  Rainbird Primary youngsters and care home residents bridged the generation gap in a feel good afternoon of chatter and smiles. The pupils made their latest weekly visit to Brooke House in West Denton to talk with the elderly, play games, swap stories and show... Read more »

Journal Culture Awards success for Excelsior and New Writing North

Friday, May 12th, 2017.

A trailblazing project nurturing the creative talents of Excelsior Academy pupils landed a prestigious prize at a glittering awards ceremony featuring the cream of North East cultural talent. The Young Writers City project at Excelsior scooped the Special Award for Youth Achievement at The Journal Culture Awards at a packed Hexham Abbey last night. More... Read more »

Volcanoes and glaciers await Excelsior explorers

Friday, May 12th, 2017.

The land of fire and ice beckons for a dozen Excelsior Academy pupils deep into preparations to tackle some of the world’s most breathtaking terrain. Geography teacher Graeme MacDonald is leading the expedition to Iceland next month which will see the party go glacier walking, visit natural thermal springs, a geothermal power station and see... Read more »