Kind-hearted Nikita qualifies as peer mentor

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017.

Excelsior College’s Nikita Mills is helping young people overcome difficulties in their lives by becoming a trained peer mentor for local charity Children North East. Caring Nikita wanted to channel her life experiences and empathetic nature into helping others struggling to deal with personal issues. She is now qualified as a Level 2 Peer Mentor... Read more »

Excelsior Election Day: The Big Vote

Thursday, June 8th, 2017.

Excelsior College sixth form pupils cast their votes Pupils cast their votes on who they think should lead the UK as General Election fever gripped Excelsior Academy. They carefully studied the three main parties’ pitches to grab young voters through online promotions and YouTube videos before placing their ‘X’ on a voting slip next to... Read more »

Fammi gains higher level apprenticeship at Virgin Money

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017.

Fammi Khanom has gained a higher level apprenticeship in IT and digital solutions at Virgin Money. Out of 300 applicants in the UK, Fammi and nine other individuals successfully passed and secured a position at Virgin Money in Gosforth. Fammi and the other successful individuals will be working with the company for the next four... Read more »

Samantha runs five kilometres for charity

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017.

Kind-hearted Samantha Dixon ran five kilometres to raise money for a children’s cancer charity. She completed the fundraiser at Gosforth Park Racecourse on Sunday 21st May after six weeks spent training with the help of trainee PE teacher Daniel Burke. The target for the cancer run was to raise £200,000 for North of England Children’s... Read more »

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 »