News Archive


RSC Backstage Pass

On Friday 9th December three Post 16 students grasped the opportunity to take part in the Royal Shakespeare Company backstage pass programme.
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Students Perform For Care home Residents

On Wednesday 14 December a group of students from Year 7 through to Year 13 visited Parkville Care Home to entertain the residents with a special Christmas performance.
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Festive Fundraiser 2016

This year, the much anticipated Post 16 Festive Fundraiser took place on Tuesday 13 December. This annual event was great way to celebrate the forthcoming festive period.
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Christmas Concert 2016

On Tuesday 6th December students from the music department enrichment groups performed to a sell-out audience for the 2016 Christmas concert raising funds for the academy charity COCO.
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Shine Programme at York university

On Friday 2nd December students from Year 11 went to York for the final session of the 'Shine' Programme. The 'Shine' programme is run by York University and aims to provide information about further education
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Post 16 Welcomes back guest speaker

On Monday 5 December we were delighted to welcome back former student Marion Reddy who was the guest speaker at our Post 16 briefing.
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Middlesbrough School Sports Hall Athletics

On Tuesday 22nd November the Year 13 BTEC Sport students held the Year 7 and 8 Middlesbrough Schools Sports Hall Athletics competition at Eston Leisure Centre.
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Salvation Army Appeal 2016

On Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December, the Year 13 business students will be running an event in aid of the Salvation Army.
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international Languages Week

We are extremely fortunate, here at the academy, to be able to host two foreign language assistants each year in order to support the learning of our students of French and Spanish.
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Love Your Neighbour

Macmillan Academy was delighted to be asked to participate in the launch of ‘Love Your Neighbour’ at Teesside University.
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Remembrance Broadcast 2016

Each year staff and students at Macmillan join with others across the nation in taking time to reflect and mark the act of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
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Polli:Nation Project Gets Underway

We are delighted to be taking part in Polli:Nation, a heritage lottery funded biodiversity and education project.
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Macmillan & World record holder team up

Macmillan Academy is the first school in the North East to take part in a SCHOOLS NorthEast resilience initiative with record-setting mountaineer, Masha Gordon.
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The Academy lauded for changing lives

North East teenagers led an awards ceremony on 6th October, in which a dozen schools representing every local authority in the region were recognised for their outstanding work in changing lives through the NCS scheme.
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The World's Biggest Coffee Morning

On Friday 30 September Post 16 students and staff contributed to the World's Biggest Coffee Morning, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
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Loire Valley Visit

On Sunday 25th September, 34 students and 4 staff left Macmillan Academy to visit the beautiful region of the Loire Valley in France.
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Duke of Edinburgh Award Taster Day

On Saturday 1 October 21 Year 10 students took part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition taster day, which took place on the North Yorkshire Moors.
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Academy Awards Evening 2016

Our annual awards evening took place here at the academy on Tuesday 13th September. It was a very special event in which we celebrated and applauded the progress and achievements of our students during the past academic year.
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Geography Field Trip to Redcar

Year 11 basked in the sunshine whilst on their Geography field trip to Redcar on Wednesday 21st September.
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GCSE Results 2016

Students have performed very well in their GCSE examinations and equivalent qualifications this year and we warmly congratulate them on their achievements.
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Post 16 Exam Success!

Staff and students at the Academy are celebrating another fantastic set of Post 16 results. These results are a reflection of the hard work of students and the dedication of Post 16 teaching and support staff at the Academy.
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Year 9 Caves week

This year's CaVEs which took place on the penultimate week of the summer term, offered Year 9 students a fantastic opportunity to develop an area of interest within an intensive week long programme.
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Year 8 Challenge Week

Challenge week saw Year 8 students take on tasks created by five departments across the academy. Click to see a video of the week's events and the full results table.
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Year 7 Decisions week

Year 7 Decision Week features three days within the science department and a further two days with the English and geography departments.
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Year 12 Experience Week

Last week, timetables were suspended for Year 12 students to take part in Experience Week. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop skills and learn about issues that can affect them as they go through life.
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Entrepreneurial Success

It was with great pride that the Year 10 Enterprise group presented the international children’s charity, COCO, with a cheque for £2,000.
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Notes From The Past

We were delighted to welcome one of the academy's former teachers Mr David Telfer to perform his own one man play 'Notes from the Front' for an audience of students and staff.
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Grease - The Musical

Macmillan Academy students showed off their skills and talents in a fabulous production of the musical Grease. The production, which took place here at the academy, was a sell out across all three nights.
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Billingham Folk Festival

Dance students from the academy have been working with a Bolivian contemporary dance company to prepare a short dance piece to be performed at the Billingham International Folklore Festival.
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Year 6 Induction

We were delighted to welcome Year 6 students to the academy for their induction experience from Wednesday 29 June - Friday July 1. Click to see how they got on!
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Academy Sports Day 2016

The Annual Academy Sports Day took place on Friday June 24 at Middlesbrough Sports Village and was yet again a great success.
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Year 10 Health Day

Students participated in a myriad of workshops, all aimed at promoting a healthy mind and body as part of the annual Academy healthy day.
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Golden Time Showcase

On Thursday June 23rd Macmillan students from Years 7, 8 and 9 took part in the first Golden Time showcase event in the school theatre.
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Leavers' Ball 2016

On Friday April 29th 2016 our current Year 11 students celebrated their Leavers' Ball. Each member of Year 11 was invited into a spectacular 'Winter Wonderland' to enjoy an evening of entertainment and performance.
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Talented ICT students build website for local cancer support group

A team of talented students have recently been working together on creating a brand new website for the Teesside Prostate Cancer Support Group.
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Academy celebrates DofE success at Palace

This week Year 13 student Andrew Smith attended a once in a life time Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace, London.
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Dance Showcase 2016

Dance students from across the Academy combined very successfully for the annual Dance showcase this week, click to find out more from the night.
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Doctors Offer An Insight Into Saving Lives

Six Junior Doctors offered to share their experience and train Post 16 students in how to administer CPR and what to do if you see someone choking.
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MACMILLAN UKMT REGIONAL WINNERS!

On Tuesday 26th April, four of our most talented mathematicians from years 8 and 9 competed in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust 'Senior Team Maths Challenge' regional final.
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Grizedale Forest Field Trip

Year 12 students recently completed a residential field trip to the northwest of England staying in Morecambe, but travelling into the southern and central Lakes too.
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French Partnership School Visit

On Tuesday 12 April our French partnership school Catherine de Vivonne, which is based in Rambouillet near Paris, brought 54 French students and 4 staff to spend the day with us.
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Spring Concert 2016

The annual Spring Concert was a resounding success and involved students from across all key stages of the academy. This showcased all of the music department ensembles which are held in enrichment time.
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Sports Tour 2016

Next week students and staff will form the biggest ever sports tour leaving Macmillan Academy for tour of Spain. Click to find out about our live blog.
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Late strike gets Macmillan out of jail

Dylan Savvery's crisp strike deep into the second half gave Macmillan a slender league win over Acklam.
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Royal British Legion Receive Cheque

On the 8th March the academy was proud to welcome a member of the Royal British Legion, the visit provided students with the opportunity to present a cheque of £1000 donation to the appeal.
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Year 11 Fashion Show 2016

Year 11 students were dressed to impress on Thursday the 3rd March for their annual fundraising fashion show. Read about the night and watch some of the highlights now!
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Digital Leaders

As we now enter the second term of the iPad scheme with our Year 10 students, we continue to look for innovative ways to develop the use of this digital technology into the curriculum.
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Outward Bound (Update)

Our Year 7 students have been taking part in their Adventure and Challenge personal development programme at the Outward Bound Centre in Howtown. Click here for media from week 2 and 3.
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Year 8 County Hockey Champions

On 27th January the Macmillan Academy Year 8 girls’ hockey team won the County Tournament. This was the first time that Macmillan has hosted this tournament on its new all-weather artificial pitch.
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Year 8 County Hockey Champions

Year 8 girls won the County Hockey Tournament on 27th January here at Macmillan. A total of eight teams entered with three of them being from Macmillan. All the girls played exceptionally well against some very strong sides.
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Academy Desktop Calendar

An academy desktop calendar has been produced to celebrate the achievements of students (in art and design) from the last year. At both GCSE and A level students continue to produce diverse responses with great skill and enthusiasm.
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Outward Bound Adventure

At Outward Bound Howtown on Lake Ullswater our Year 7 students have been taking part in their Adventure and Challenge personal development programme, spending a week at the Outward Bound Centre in Howtown.
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Tees Valley Handball Champions

Mr Atkinson's Year 8 boys came up trumps as his team became Tees Valley handball champions. Going into the unknown proved a strong motivator for the boys, who put in an impressive performance.
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'Hour of Code' initiative

Students at Macmillan have recently been given the opportunity to take part in the ‘hour of code’ initiative. The initiative aims to put all students on the journey to learning how to become a computer programmer.
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Archbishop of York Visit

We were honoured to receive a recent visit to the academy from the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. He visited the academy on Friday 18th December as part of his Pilgrimage of Prayer.
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Salvation Army Appeal

For many years now, the Year 13 Business students, along with their teacher Mrs Maddison, have organized the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal on behalf of the academy.
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Christmas Concert

On Tuesday 15th December students from the music department enrichment groups performed to a sell-out audience for the 2015 Christmas concert raising funds for the academy charity COCO.
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Awards Evening 2015

Our annual Awards Evening was held on Tuesday 8th December in Middlesbrough Town Hall. The evening was a celebration of our students' efforts and accomplishments throughout the past year.
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Visiting Authors

The academy was delighted to welcome two successful authors in November. Stephen Kelmen and Tommy Donbavand helped inspire our students with their own reading and writing.
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Year 7 Triumphant at Acklam

Year 7 footballers set the bar high in their first taste of competitive 5-a-side football. Mr Richardson was left ecstatic after an evening of great achievement with his team remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament.
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Christmas Advent Trains

Every year students get the opportunity to make an advent train in the design technology enrichment. This year was as popular as ever, with 28 students involved in this fun and memorable project.
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National Cup Dream Crashes Down to Earth

The Year 10 boys football team have exited the National Cup. An unfortunate combination of a missed penalty and an own goal set the tone for a disappointing game against a strong Trinity side.
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The Scholastic Book Fair

The Year 12 Enterprise group are helping the library to promote and sell books in their Scholastic Book Fair. This will be open to all year groups during the week beginning 7th-11th December.
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BTEC Dance Workshops

Students from BTEC dance classes in years 10 and 11 have taken part in workshops with second year degree course students from the Teesside University dance degree course.
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Sports Presentation Awards 2015

The annual Sports Presentation Awards evening was once again a huge success. It was a pleasure to celebrate all of our students' achievements over the past academic year.
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Salvation Army Appeal Update

Year 13 business students organise and run the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal on behalf of the academy. The Salvation Army help the needy throughout the year but especially at Christmas.
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Boccia Young Leaders

Y11 Boccia Young Leaders students recently officiated at a disability sports event all at Billingham Marsh House. 125 young competitors from across the whole of the Tees Valley attended the event.
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Enterprising Students Support Children in Africa

Our Year 10 Enterprise group wrote a proposal for an entrepreneurial initiative to UK Steel. The Challenge was offering funding for young people who could come up with business ideas that would truly benefit young people.
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Outward Bound Ogwen Cottage

Students from three year groups journeyed to North Wales, Snowdonia National Park, to take part in one of the first Outward Bound programmes to be run at Ogwen Cottage, now owned by the National Trust.
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Remembrance at Macmillan Academy

Each year staff and students at Macmillan join with others across the nation in taking time to reflect and mark the act of remembrance with a special internally televised broadcast.
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Year 7 Middlesbrough Rugby Festival

In their second competitive fixture Macmillan Academy's Year 7 rugby team performed extremely well, emphatically topping their qualifying group with two 5-0 wins.
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ELearning: Teaching tomorrow's skills today

Year 10 students and parents attended an information evening which detailed new GCSE and BTEC courses and launched the new academy's eLearning scheme.
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Remarkable Exit for Year 7 Boys in National Cup

Macmillan's Year 7s shed blood, sweat and tears as they showed their heart and soul in one of the most intense and entertaining football matches that will ever be played by a Macmillan team.
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Healthy Eating Traffic Lights

The academy works hard to meet the nutrition standards set within the UK national school food plan. We have introduced a traffic light system to enable our students to make informed healthy choices.
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'Living History' Lindisfarne Project

Young film-makers from the academy are delighted to have seen their work installed as a permanent exhibit at Lindisfarne’s Visitor Heritage Centre.
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A-Level Biology Students Visit Malham Tarn

A-Level Biology students visited Malham Tarn Field Centre for a two day residential course. They had the opportunity to work in a variety of habitats and field sites nationally recognized for their ecological importance.
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Accelerated Reader Re-launch

Mr Reed re-launched Accelerated Reader for the new academic year by proving how reading for 30 minutes every day can have a dramatic impact on improving students' academic performance.
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3 Peaks Challenge

Over the weekend of 26/27th September, a group of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award team took on the national 3 Peaks Challenge to raise money for Cancer Research. Read the full report by Mr Bede to find out how they got on.
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Eco- council Update

Macmillan Academy has been registered as an eco- school for almost ten years. This means that we are committed to sustainability and can demonstrate reductions in carbon, waste and water.
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Yves St Laurent: Style is Eternal

Post 16 textiles students recently visited the exclusive Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal exhibition at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle and took part in some innovative skills building workshops.
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GCSE Catering students visit Jamie Oliver restaurant

The Year 11 GCSE catering group had the opportunity to visit Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in York. It was a research trip to form part of the students’ research for their controlled assessment.
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Baccalaureate Gold Award Celebration Event

A group of Year 9 students experienced an afternoon of tea, sandwiches and cakes to celebrate their fantastic achievement of earning the Gold Macmillan Academy Baccalaureate.
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Redcar Geography Trip

Year 11 geography students had a field work day on the Redcar coast in glorious sunshine. The aim of the day was to see how the coast is being managed and to gather evidence for their Controlled Assessment.
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Inspiring Sculpture Park Visit

Art and design students recently visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park to inspire their studies at GCSE and A-Level. This was the perfect place to experience some of the world’s most influential sculptors.
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Year 6 Open Evening 2015

Staff and students were delighted to welcome visitors to our annual open evening on Thursday 10th September. Families were given the opportunity to take a look around our facilities, speak to staff and participate in activities.
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Middlesbrough Becks Flood Project

Students have recently collaborated with OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Educational Specialists) and the Environment Agency to raise awareness of the risk of flooding in Middlesbrough.
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GCSE Results 2015

Students have performed very well in their GCSE examinations and equivalent qualifications this year and we warmly congratulate them on their achievements. Click to see the photo gallery and read more...
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Post 16 Exam Success!

Staff and students at the Academy are celebrating another strong set of Post 16 results. These results are a reflection of the hard work of students and the dedication of Post 16 teaching and support staff at the Academy. Click to see more...
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Bugsy Malone Production

Once again students showcased their talents in the annual Macmillan Academy production. This year the show performed was 'Bugsy Malone', click to see how it went...
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Bookend 2015

During the first week of July, our Key Stage 3 students experienced a week of suspended timetable activities for our Bookend Curriculum. Every year the students get to take part in exciting and different challenges during the week.
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Boosting Students' Employability Skills

Post 16 students received a tremendous boost to their employability skills following a two-day workshop organised by BBC Breakfast presenter Stephanie McGovern.
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Sage Visit

Thirty Year 7 students were fortunate enough to spend the day in the headquarters of Sage in Newcastle. Sage is a global software company which helps businesses manage such things as accounts, payrolls and human resources.
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Year 10 Health Day

On the 26th June the Year 10 cohort enjoyed a full array of activities centred on living a healthy lifestyle.
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Students learn the 'Words for Work'

Read what happened when Year 9 students participated in the ‘Words for Work’ literacy project, organised by the National Literacy Trust.
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Post 16 Activity Week

As exams and coursework deadlines come to an end, Post 16 students had the opportunity to take part in three days of activities outside their normal curriculum.
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Year 6 into 7 Sports Camp

During the first week of the summer holidays, Macmillan Academy is providing an action-packed sports camp for Year 6 students. Students can attend the camp for the full week or choose to attend on a preferred number of days.
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Academy Sports Day 2015

The Annual Academy Sports Day took place on Friday 26th June at Middlesbrough Sports Village and was yet again a great success. Click to see images from the day, the overall winners and read the full scoring tables!
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Promoting Healthier Eating

To celebrate British Nutrition Foundation week here at Macmillan, we have been raising awareness of choosing healthy food swaps. The student nutrition action group have created a dramatisation played in assemblies this week.
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Macmillan Win Treble

Macmillan's Year 9s made history as they completed the third leg of their three-trophy marathon. The weather was the distraction before kick off as persistent rain hampered the playing surface making conditions unpleasant.
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