Teacher fitness classes driving personal well-beingExcelsior Academy fitness sessions boosting physical and mental well-being

Thursday, May 17th, 2018.

Excelsior Academy teachers are reaping the rewards of an exercise programme boosting physical health and mental well-being – and benefitting pupils in the classroom. Such has been the positive impact of the twice-weekly, high intensity fitness sessions that PE teacher Kris Glenwright hopes to roll out the ‘Fitness Camps’ across all Laidlaw Trust schools. Staff... Read more »

Deon’s marathon effort running the TyneSouth Tyne ultra marathon runner Deon Krishnan

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

Super human teacher Deon Krishnan ran half the length of the River Tyne in under 12 hours to complete the challenge of a lifetime for charity. The 46-year-old assistant principal at Excelsior College ran 46 miles (70km) by the banks of the River South Tyne from its source at Garrigill in the Cumbrian North Pennines,... Read more »

Full steam ahead for Virgin Trains and Excelsior partnership

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018.

Virgin Trains employees are being encouraged to bring their business skills into Excelsior Academy and learn about school life as the first class partnership goes from strength to strength. Excelsior students and teachers presented a host of volunteering opportunities at the Newcastle all-through academy to Virgin Trains staff at their York headquarters. Head Boy James... Read more »

Water project turns on tap to career successLaidlaw Schools Trust STEM Challenge

Friday, April 20th, 2018.

Young engineers from Laidlaw Schools Trust academies are tackling the challenge of getting clean water into people’s homes in a STEM project. The deep-thinking pupils from Rainbird, Westgate Hill and Atkinson Road Primary Academies are applying themselves to the task of transporting drinking water to domestic properties. It’s the latest challenge set by charity Success4All... Read more »

Standing in the Hall of FameDzikamai at Northumbria University from Excelsior Academy

Thursday, April 19th, 2018.

The brightest and the best from Excelsior College are inspiring students and welcoming visitors in a new Hall of Fame. Posters of alumni who have gone on to study at university or embarked on the career of their choice, will be a daily inspiration to sixth form students currently studying for A Levels or vocational... Read more »

Broadway smash Hairspray at Excelsior AcademyExcelsior Academy pupils rehearse for their performance of musical Hairspray

Monday, March 26th, 2018.

The ever-popular 1960s-set musical ‘Hairspray’ is the latest big name production to get the Excelsior Academy treatment when it opens to an expectant audience tomorrow night. (Tuesday March 27th) Focusing on the inspirational story of plus-sized teenager Tracy Turnblad and her dream to dance on the top TV programme ‘The Corny Collins Show’, the award-winning... Read more »



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