Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Year 7 and 8 Carol Service

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 by HD No Comments

As part of our Christmas celebrations, Years 7 and 8 will be walking down to St Mary’s Church in Staindrop for the Academy’s annual Christmas service.  The service will be held on Tuesday 19th December, 13.20 – 14.20. The programme for the afternoon will include the Reverend K Steventon addressing the students, some of our students performing readings and all students singing carols. The Academy extends an invitation to all parents and carers of Y7 and 8 to this event and would welcome your attendance.

 

We are once again looking forward to this lovely annual event within the Academy’s calendar and hope to have every student in Years 7 and 8 attendance. All students will be back in time to catch transport home. Any donations to St Mary’s church will be welcome.

International Schools Award

Posted on: December 5th, 2017 by HD No Comments

Staindrop Academy has recently been reaccredited with the International Schools Award in recognition for the schools ongoing commitment to international learning. On Thursday 19th October, Rory Francis and Hannah Jones were nominated to collect the award in recognition of their work towards the award at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle for a day of celebrations alongside all other schools from the northern region. During the ceremony, students watched spectacular Bollywood dancing in celebration of Diwali and an inspirational and thrilling speech by guest speaker and BBC presenter Will Millard on his expeditions to Papua New Guinea. A fantastic day was had in recognition of the staff and students commitment to global learning.

Anti Bullying Week

Posted on: November 29th, 2017 by HD No Comments

Assemblies this week have been held by Mr. Gibbon, with a focus on anti-bullying.

Take a look at the PowerPoint here if you would like more information.

Cash for Kids

Posted on: November 29th, 2017 by HD No Comments

This Christmas we are taking part in TFM’s Cash for Kids ‘Mission Christmas’. This is to help ensure every child aged 0-18 years, wakes up on Christmas morning to a gift. Last year the charity helped 47,000 young people in the North East alone. The children the charity support may have suffered neglect, abuse, or may be living with a disability. Examples of gifts could be a book, a toy, selection box, gift set or a game! Please send in any gift donations with your child to hand into their tutor. Thank you so much for your continued support!

 

Children in need update

Posted on: November 29th, 2017 by HD No Comments

Children in Need fundraising update!!! Thank you so much for the overwhelming support we received on 17th November when raising money for CIN. We smashed our target of £600 and went on to raise a grand total of £935.25. A fantastic Staindrop effort!

Welding simulation

Posted on: November 29th, 2017 by HD No Comments
As part of the Y10 Engineers experience of industrial techniques the students have been working with New College Durham learning about thermo-joining.
As an initial activity NCD brought in a MIG/TIG welding simulator, which had all the students testing their skills in the virtual world of welding.  At first, the task appeared quite straight forward, but once the ‘protective’ helmet was on it was far from simple.  A special mention does need to go to students Charlie Raper and Alex Armstrong who showed very good skills for the task.
As a follow up to this exercise the students will be spending a day at New College Durham working with the real thing – we are all looking forward to that.

Cash for Kids

Posted on: November 27th, 2017 by HD No Comments

This Christmas we are taking part in TFM’s Cash for Kids ‘Mission Christmas’. This is to help ensure every child aged 0-18 years, wakes up on Christmas morning to a gift. Last year the charity helped 47,000 young people in the North East alone. The children the charity support may have suffered neglect, abuse, or may be living with a disability. Examples of gifts could be a book, a toy, selection box, gift set or a game! Please send in any gift donations with your child to hand into their tutor. Thank you so much for your continued support!

School closure day

Posted on: November 24th, 2017 by HD No Comments

Please be aware that school is closed on Friday 1st December and will re-open on Monday 4th

Children in need

Posted on: November 24th, 2017 by HD No Comments

Staindrop hosted a range of events for children in need last Friday. We raised a grand total of £935.26! Some of the events included a bake sale, fancy dress and Pudsey coin fill.

Y9 Boys football

Posted on: November 20th, 2017 by HD No Comments

The year 9 boys played against Ferryhill in a friendly match which turned out to be a very entertaining game.  The team managed to win 3-2 with goals from Levi Coll.  The game was end to end with lots of good play on show from both teams.  The year 9 group compete in the cup competitions this season where as the year 7, 8 and 10 teams play in a league programme.

Mr. Hughes