Checkmate! Chess master in grand Excelsior challenge

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017.

A leading chess expert will play up to 30 Excelsior Academy pupils, parents and teachers at the same time in a grand challenge of his skills. Malola Prasath, Director of the Enhance Institute of Chess Excellence, will need all his renowned tactical nous to take on all comers in a celebration of the cerebral game... Read more »

New youth councillors make big plans for change

Monday, February 6th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy’s newly elected Newcastle Youth Council members are already planning to raise the issues that matter to young people across the city. Stephanie Downs, Earika Karki and Zara Rizwan will gather with their fellow councillors for their first full meeting later this month. Excelsior pupils cast the most votes in the council election and... Read more »

Kids V Nature

Friday, February 3rd, 2017.

Excelsior pupils were at one with nature today as they went down to the woods and learnt some skills for the great outdoors. Read about their exploits here: Today we got ready and wrapped up. We headed off to the Dene slowly dragging an enormous trolley of stuff behind us. First we made a den... Read more »

Excelsior hosts top education leaders event

Thursday, January 26th, 2017.

More than 50 leaders from schools across the North East packed the SSAT’s regional conference at Excelsior Academy to discuss the hot topics impacting the education sector. Excelsior Academy Executive Principal Craig Taylor welcomed guests to the event to learn about the latest developments in leadership, policy and governance. Student representatives from ten regional schools,... Read more »

Famous five candidates campaigning for city Youth Council election

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.

Election fever will grip Excelsior Academy tomorrow when pupils cast their votes to decide who will be their voices on the prestigious Newcastle Youth Council. Every pupil in Hadrian, Milburn and Collingwood schools as well as Excelsior College, will have the opportunity to vote for a candidate to represent them on the council. Newcastle Youth... Read more »

Excelsior engineers build model cars for starting grid showdown

Monday, January 23rd, 2017.

Budding engineers battled it out for race glory after building battery powered model cars under the watchful eye of the British Army. Army Community Youth Engagement Officer Sergeant Major Mark Hill MBE delivered all the working parts to pupils as part of an SMSC day for Key Stage 3 pupils – helping to build their... Read more »