Dennis the Menace prize for comic fan Jack

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015.

Avid reader Jack Ashley scooped a prize to deliver Dennis the Menace, The Bash Street Kids and Billy Whizz straight to his front door for the next three months. The 11-year-old Milburn School pupil was rewarded for his love of the horror fantasy novel series Department 19 when he registered the books he read with... Read more »

Excelsior newshounds make their own headlines for the BBC

Friday, March 27th, 2015.

BBC Radio 3’s Alice Castle records Excelsior’s news bulletin   Budding young Excelsior journalists made their own news and featured in the headlines as they learned the tricks of the trade from a top national journalist during a radio broadcast masterclass. Freelance reporter and media trainer Alice Castle interviewed selected Excelsior Academy and Marden High... Read more »

Young writers headline awards celebrating Excelsior’s business best

Friday, March 27th, 2015.

Young writers celebrate their Excelsior Academy Business and Enterprise Award.   Young writers with dreams of careers as authors were rewarded for their literary flair at Excelsior Academy’s annual celebration of its business talent. The five youngsters from Rainbird Primary School are enthusiastic participants in the ‘Able Writers’ Day’ programme which gives children the chance... Read more »

Mentors helping guide Excelsior pupils to university places

Friday, March 27th, 2015.

Excelsior pupil Jakaria Ahmed learns about university life from student mentor Ewelina Gliniecka.   10 February 2015 Student mentors from one of the world’s premier universities are helping pupils at Excelsior Academy turn their dreams of higher education into reality. Newcastle University undergraduates are demystifying university life as part of the three-year Inspiring Minds mentoring... Read more »

Twickenham Six Nations game reward for Excelsior’s rugby playing designers

Friday, March 27th, 2015.

Rugby pals Harry Hope, Dominic Baird and Harry Exley sport the new strips they designed   Talented young rugby players with an eye for design were given the ultimate audience to view their handiwork at the home of English rugby union. Dominic Baird, 12, was amongst 100 youngsters from secondary schools across the country who... Read more »

Excelsior writers explore the mysterious tale of Harris Burdick

Friday, March 27th, 2015.

Talented Excelsior novelists who lit up a regional literary competition photographed with teacher Natalie Bryce. Top storyteller Linturuas Balciunas pictured third left.   Young Excelsior writers delved deep into their imaginations to fill in the pages of a literary mystery left blank for more than 60 years. The pupils scooped six of the top 20... Read more »