News Archive


Winners of WebComp08

A team of innovative and creative students from the Academy have won Teesside University's 'WebComp08'.
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Prize Winning Design

Many congratulations to Laura Crosby who is the winner of the British Society for the History of Science's, 'Designing Darwin' competition.
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Families supporting literacy development

A series of sessions aimed at parents/guardians of Year 7 and 8 students are being held at the Academy on 2nd, 9th and 16th July to provide information and advice about how best to support their child's literacy development.
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Developing Reading

The Academy has been using a new reading programme with Year 8 students, known as 'Rainbow Readers'.
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Blue-tits' nest on Macmillan webcam!

A camera has been installed in the Eco-garden bird box to provide a live resource for students at the Academy to get a chance to see nature close-up.
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Macmillan Solar PV System - The future is bright!

When staff and students returned after the half-term break, there were some noticeable additions to two of the Academy's roof areas.
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Environmental Engineering Visit

Selected Year 7 students had the opportunity to learn about renewable energy generation during a visit organised by Engineering teacher, Mr Mogie on Wednesday 14th May.
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Year 11 Leavers' Prom

Friday 9th May was the night for the Academy's social event of the year: the much anticipated Y11 Leavers' Prom!
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Coast to Coast Cycle Expedition 2008

On Friday 2nd May, 8 Year 12 students and 8 members of staff embarked upon the annual Coast to Coast cycle challenge in aid of Asthma UK.
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Beamish Trip

Year 12 and 13 Literature students enjoyed a visit to the famous Beamish open air museum on Thursday 24th April, where they spent the day finding out about what life was like in North East England between 1825-1913.
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Student Librarian Training Scheme

On Friday 25th April, 7 Macmillan students, who had successfully completed the 'Young Librarians Scheme', attended an Awards Ceremony at Egglescliffe School with their parents.
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Holland Sports Tour

During the Easter break, 32 students and 4 members of the P.E. staff went to Holland for a football and hockey tour. They left on 7th April and travelled by coach and ferry to Vaulkenberg, where they stayed in the Walrum Hotel.
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'Barristas' has re-opened!

Barristas café has undergone an exciting transformation and this week has been open for Post-16 students to enjoy.
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Malham Cove Visit

Yr10 Geography students spent a day in the Yorkshire Dales National Park on 22nd April carrying out fieldwork investigations into the impacts of tourism on the landscape.
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Raleigh International Project

Year 13 student Rudo Chimbghandah, already a keen volunteer with Save the Children's 'Brighter Futures' project has recently secured herself a place on a Raleigh International expedition taking place from 2nd July-7th September.
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Prepared and Ready for Success!

Over 1,200 student hours of taught revision took place over the first 4 days of the Easter break.
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Learner Contract Event at Riverside

Last year, 8 Macmillan students were selected to take part in a Middlesbrough Council project run by the Department for Children, Learning and Families, known as the 'Learner Contract' programme.
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Spanish Work Experience Trip

Kerry Moore and Hannah Taylor, both Year 13 A2 Spanish students, recently flew from Edinburgh to Madrid and stayed for a week in Segovia, where they had work-placements at local primary schools.
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Y12 Biology: Aids Awareness

On Thursday 3rd April, a guest speaker from Teesside Positive Action will be coming to the Academy to talk to all Y12 Biology students about AIDS and its transmission, as part of their ‘Health and Disease’ module.
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