Life through a lens for Andrew

Friday, March 11th, 2016.

A talent for photography and art is helping Excelsior pupil Andrew Moorhead pursue A Level success – while setting him out on the path to a dream career. Andrew, 17, has already won his first photographic commission after a trendy fitness clothing company spotted his stunning portfolio of work on his Instagram account. His work... Read more »

Excelsior pupils make BBC headlines as reporters for the day

Thursday, March 10th, 2016.

  The reporting skills of Excelsior pupils turned journalists are taking top billing on BBC Radio Newcastle’s airwaves today. Listeners heard a report from Year 7 youngsters examining the diversity of cultures which underpin school life at Excelsior Academy. Executive Principal Craig Taylor was also interviewed live by BBC reporter Emma Wass into Alfie and... Read more »

Excelsior cub reporters take over the mic for BBC News School Report

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016.

Budding Excelsior newshounds are making the headlines – and delivering the news – as part of BBC School Report. Pupils Courtney, Ellie, Michael and Joe  joined BBC broadcast journalist Emma Wass at Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter and Animal Sanctuary to compile a report on their heart warming work. The pupils took over the microphone... Read more »

Making a Difference MAD scheme has Excelsior buzzing

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016.

  Excelsior Academy youngsters are MAD keen on a new scheme boasting the must-have badge for pupils. The Making A Difference (MAD) programme running across the academy’s three schools and Rainbird Primary recognises the good behaviour, work, attendance and deeds of pupils. A merit mark is awarded by staff to pupils for each act of... Read more »

Student Council air views to Executive Principal

Friday, February 12th, 2016.

  Excelsior student councillors seized the opportunity to air pupils’ views about school life and suggest ideas for development in a meeting with new Executive Principal Craig Taylor. Pupils from right across the academy sat down with Mr Taylor to discuss the hot topics of the day for all the youngsters who attend Excelsior Academy... Read more »



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