Volcanoes and glaciers await Excelsior explorers

Friday, May 12th, 2017.

The land of fire and ice beckons for a dozen Excelsior Academy pupils deep into preparations to tackle some of the world’s most breathtaking terrain. Geography teacher Graeme MacDonald is leading the expedition to Iceland next month which will see the party go glacier walking, visit natural thermal springs, a geothermal power station and see... Read more »

Les Misérables – magnifique!

Friday, May 5th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy’s Les Misérables cast Standing ovations, rave reviews and audiences moved to tears. Excelsior Academy’s production of the West End blockbuster Les Misérables has been hailed a huge success by everyone privileged to see it play out over two nights. The cast of 45 pupils under the musical direction of Michael Davison and the... Read more »

Excelsior Chess champs’ medal glory

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017.

Chess players from Rainbird Primary through to Excelsior College showed strategy and skill to land a host of medals at a Newcastle tournament. Dame Allan’s school staged the tournament in partnership with the Enhance Institute of Chess Excellence, Newcastle, with around 25 competitors locking horns over the chess board – some players from the Northumberland... Read more »

Careers inspiration for Excelsior students

Friday, April 28th, 2017.

More than 1,200 pupils learned about the wealth of job opportunities available to them at a careers fair linking them directly to employers. The CEIAG Inspiration Day embedded careers into the school curriculum for pupils across Excelsior Academy, from Rainbird Primary through to the Sixth Form College. Assistant Principal Deon Krishnan and his team played... Read more »

Cooking up success on work introduction

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017.

Excelsior College students Anam Rauf and Katie Walton are impressing staff at MOD Pizza with their customer service skills as they take their first steps into the world of work. The 18-year-olds are soaking up everything the talented team at the busy Metro Centre restaurant tell them. Excelsior Head Girl Anam impressed staff so much... Read more »

Former teacher Jane appointed Chief Executive at Laidlaw Schools Trust

Monday, April 24th, 2017.

The newly-appointed chief executive of a leading trust of North East schools will use her teaching experience and understanding of local communities to help ensure pupils are supported to reach their full potential. Gateshead-born Jane Spence spent ten years teaching biology and psychology at Newcastle and Sunderland Colleges. She made the move into the Civil... Read more »