Ancient Egypt lessons inspire brick laying skills

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy’s Rainbird  pupils learned the skills needed by Egyptian craftsmen to build the foundations of the world famous pyramids by working closely with Excelsior College students. The Year 4 pupils are learning all about ancient Egypt – and decided they would like to know how they could build a pyramid, similar to how craftsmen... Read more »

Rainbird pupils bring care home visit joy

Monday, May 15th, 2017.

Delia Clark pictured with Rainbird pupil Olivia Wright at Brooke House  Rainbird Primary youngsters and care home residents bridged the generation gap in a feel good afternoon of chatter and smiles. The pupils made their latest weekly visit to Brooke House in West Denton to talk with the elderly, play games, swap stories and show... Read more »

Journal Culture Awards success for Excelsior and New Writing North

Friday, May 12th, 2017.

A trailblazing project nurturing the creative talents of Excelsior Academy pupils landed a prestigious prize at a glittering awards ceremony featuring the cream of North East cultural talent. The Young Writers City project at Excelsior scooped the Special Award for Youth Achievement at The Journal Culture Awards at a packed Hexham Abbey last night. More... Read more »

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 »