Excelsior plays host to top enterprise in education event

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.

A top national conference linking teachers with enterprise business leaders set up home in Excelsior Academy for the day – creating a buzz in the school corridors and on Twitter. The Enterprise Education Conference North East – Enterprise for All event brought together leading figures in primary, secondary and tertiary learning with enterprise providers, sharing... Read more »

Sophie’s artwork helping bridge the gap

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015.

Making the leap from primary school to secondary school can be a little daunting – but the imagination and artistic skills of schoolgirl Sophie Clark are making the journey as smooth as possible. Ten-year-old Sophie created the idea of a diary-style school book to hold all the information she, her friends and parents would want... Read more »

Pillowcase dresses help girls in need

Monday, June 29th, 2015.

The kind nature and sewing skills of Excelsior Academy schoolgirls have turned pillowcases into dresses to help bring new hope to girls less fortunate across the globe. Sixteen girls from Hadrian School – under the guidance of art teacher Danielle Armstrong – have transformed everyday pillowcases into colourful dresses. Their creations will be sent to... Read more »

Excelsior flyers hoping to gain their wings

Monday, June 15th, 2015.

The three latest recruits in Excelsior Academy’s successful partnership with the Air League Trust and British Airways are reaching for the skies. Katie Shaw, Andrew Moorhead and James Monteith have been selected for an intensive two-week training course next month at Northumbria Gliding Club, with the ultimate aim of flying solo in the skies above... Read more »

Dean and Natasha take top appointments

Monday, June 15th, 2015.

New Excelsior College Head Boy Dean Martin and Head Girl Natasha Ram have already got their sights firmly fixed on helping make school life the best they can in the next academic year. Natasha and Dean were appointed into their new roles after a rigorous interview process heading up a top new Excelsior College team... 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 »