Excelsior journalists tackle big issues for BBC School Report

Thursday, March 16th, 2017.

Young Excelsior Academy newshounds delved into the hot topics of the day in search of answers to the issues impacting young people’s lives for BBC School Report. The negative effects of mobile phone overuse, obesity and mental health topped the news agenda for the Collingwood pupils turned journalists for the day as part of the... Read more »

Future leader Jasmin selected for top national course

Thursday, March 16th, 2017.

High-flying Excelsior Academy English teacher Jasmin Jobe is one of the top 100 brightest young teaching stars in the country chosen for a prestigious future leaders course. Jasmin will enrol on the national SSAT Leadership Legacy project for a year, developing her skills by learning from outstanding education leaders, school visits and tapping into new... Read more »

Boxing girls pull no punches

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.

Year 10 Excelsior Academy girls are learning the silky skills of boxing on a new training course introducing them to the sport in one of Newcastle’s most respected clubs. Grainger Park Boxing Club in Scotswood was formed back in 1928 and is well known for its top trainers working with beginners and pros alike. The... Read more »

London Les Miserables theatre visit for Excelsior cast

Friday, March 10th, 2017.

It’s been seen by 70 million people worldwide and continues to break box office records across the globe. Les Miserables – and it’s coming to Excelsior Academy in May. So what better way for the young cast to really understand why the tale of life and love in 19th Century France has gripped UK audiences... Read more »

Young Americans and Excelsior pupils bring the house down

Monday, March 6th, 2017.

A spectacular song and dance performance by Excelsior Academy pupils with the acclaimed Young Americans scored a huge success with a packed audience. After just two days under the tutelage of the super-talented troupe from California, the Excelsior pupils wowed an audience of 250 family and friends with a Turn Up The Music performance of... Read more »

Lights, camera, action! The Young Americans are at Excelsior Academy

Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

Super-talented young performers from America are lighting up Excelsior Academy with a show-stopping performance putting pupils into the spotlight. The California-based Young Americans are spending three days at Excelsior working with eager students – singing, dancing and acting their way across the weekend. Pupils are rehearsing with the US troupe to hone their performance skills... Read more »