Excelsior’s William and Norman design scholarship success

Thursday, January 28th, 2016.

Two Excelsior College students built on their talents to gain plenty of new skills – and several hundred pounds – through a North East engineering scheme. William Sutton and Norman Dodzo, both 18, recently submitted their final projects for the Reece Engineering Scholarship. This concluded a year’s worth of work, which gave them priceless experience... Read more »

Excelsior pupils’ art – in their own words

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016.

It’s often the first thing new pupils, parents and visitors to Excelsior Academy comment upon when entering the school building – the stunning artwork adorning the corridor walls. Such is the quality of the painting, textile and sculpture work lining the academy corridors that Excelsior was awarded a coveted Artsmark Gold award by the Arts... Read more »

Top barrister inspires career choice for Excelsior pupils

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016.

Acclaimed barrister Philippe Sands opened up the legal world as a career choice for dozens of Excelsior Academy pupils during an inspiring school visit. Philippe – renowned as a Professor of lnternational Law at University College London – talked with pupils about his stellar career as part of the Speakers for Schools programme. He told... Read more »

Marathon journey for apprentice Annie to engineer career success

Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Schoolgirl budding apprentice Annie Wilson is completing a 125-mile round trip everyday to ensure she achieves her dream of becoming an engineer. Annie, 17, rises at 5am each day for the journey from her home in Berwick-upon-Tweed to the Engineering Training Centre on Newcastle’s Scotswood Road to learn from some of the country’s top engineering... Read more »

Tea Dance goes with a Strictly swing for Excelsior’s friends

Friday, December 18th, 2015.

  The Foxtrot, Rhumba and Tango, all to the smooth sounds of a sophisticated era, brought a dash of Strictly Come Dancing to Excelsior Academy as its annual tea dance welcomed friends into school. More than 100 senior citizens from across Tyneside enjoyed an afternoon of dancing, conversation, tea and cakes at the event which... Read more »



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