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 »

Ready, steady, cook for ambitious junior masterchefs

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015.

Cooking up healthy and tasty meals everyday for up to 1,300 hungry mouths is a challenge even for Excelsior Academy’s award-winning catering team – but is one keen amateur young chefs gladly took up. And rather than go for the easy option, they upped the culinary stakes. The seven Collingwood School Council representatives put their... Read more »

Olympic Reward for Excelsior’s Sporting Best

Friday, May 22nd, 2015.

Olympic volleyball duo Peter Bakare and Nathan French presented the prizes to the cream of Excelsior Academy’s sporting talent – and provided them with the inspiration to achieve their goals in life. The sportsmen represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Games and both remember from their schooldays the boost that official recognition for sporting... Read more »

Excelsior arts judged gold standard

Thursday, May 21st, 2015.

Gold standard performers from left to right: Taylor Webster, Milan Kroka, Sophie Watson, Tracey Kelly and Dzikamai Mudamburi.   The stunning art, dance, drama and musical skills of Excelsior Academy pupils have landed a gold standard seal of approval from the country’s flagship arts programme. Artsmark – Arts Council England’s programme to help schools celebrate... Read more »