News Archive


Year 9 Bookend

Over two weeks starting 4 th July year 9 students took part in the 'bookend' fortnight. These are week long activities designed to extend the curriculum in novel ways.
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PE Students meet Tony Blair

Year 10 students met former Prime Minister Tony Blair at his Sports Foundation's campaign to open up grassroots sports to thousands across the region.
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First World War Battlefields Visit

Year 10 students spent a fascinating and emotional four days visiting the battlefields and memorials of the First World War in Belgium and France.
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Year 12 French Work Experience

Year 12 French students undertook a valuable week long work placement with companies based in the French city of Nancy.
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Primary Languages Day

Year 11 and Post 16 students at the Academy hosted a successful 'Primary Language Day' for local primary school children as part of their 'MFL Leader Award'.
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Year 6 Induction 2011

Year 6 students started a three day programme today to enable them to have a taste of Academy life in preparation for the start of Year 7 in September.
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Year 13 Leavers' Party 2011

Year 13 could finally let their hair down at The Sporting Lodge which was the venue for their Leavers’ Party on Monday 27 June.
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Year 12 Experience Day

Year 12 students took part in a range of applied learning experiences on Wednesday 15th June. The courses were designed to give an insight into different career pathways.
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Tale of des Fees

The French Drama enrichment students gave an entertaining performance of The Tale of des Fees on 23rd June with all proceeds going to Zoe's Place.
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Year 10 Health Day

Year 10 students enjoyed a day-long 'Health Day' on Thursday 16th June, which promoted healthier lifestyles and taught students about health and physical well-being.
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Sports Day 2011

The Annual Academy Sports Day took place on 16th June and was yet again a great success, click to see photos from the day and the winners!
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MSA Go Motorsport at Macmillan

Thanks to MSA Go Motorsport, Macmillan D&T students enjoyed finding out about careers in the motorsport industry.
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Visit to Haworth and Bronte Country

Year 12 Literature students enjoyed an inspiring and educational visit to the village of Haworth in West Yorkshire on Friday 6th May.
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Leavers' ball 2011

Friday 13th May was the night for the much anticipated Year 11 Leavers' Ball. This is the biggest social event in the Academy year.
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Ski Trip 2011

Over the Easter holidays, staff and students from years 9 and 10 travelled to Kitzbule in Austria for the annual ski trip. Click to read a full report and see images.
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Coast to Coast 2011

Over the May bank holiday students and staff completed what is now the annual coast to coast cycle ride to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance charity.
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Dressed for Success!

Macmillan Academy were dressed for success when they visited Manor College in Hartlepool for their final Year 7 A and B team football matches of the season.
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Student Librarian Awards

On Tuesday 3rd May, thirteen students attended the Student Librarian Award ceremony at Our Lady and St Bede RC School, Stockton.
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Year 9 Rugby Tour

Over the Easter Break, Year 9 rugby players went on tour to Lake Garda in Italy where they developed their rugby skills and experienced a bit of Italian culture.
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Girls and Gadgets

15 female students from Year 9 went with ICT teacher Miss Glasgow to a ‘Girls and Gadgets’ conference at Teesside University aimed at promoting careers in ICT for women.
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Academy and Holiday Dates

We are aware that there are several public holidays over the next few weeks and have therefore listed key dates for parents in April and May, click for more.
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Helping Students Prepare for GCSEs

Year 11 students were involved in a 'Focus Morning' at the academy on Wednesday 23rd March to help them prepare for their GCSE exams.
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Year 11 Fashion Show

Thursday 17th March was the night of the much anticipated annual Fashion Show, a key event for Year 11 students which helps raise funds for the Leavers' Ball in May.
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BBC School Report 2011

This year’s BBC School report has seen a dedicated team of Year 9 students supported by a number of Post 16 mentors produce a range of TV packages and web news articles.
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Mr Rodway in Kenya

Former student and now member of staff, Mr Rodway has embarked on a voluntary programme in Kenya with the Kariandusi School Trust.
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Bali Rai visits the Academy

Popular novelist Bali Rai visited the Academy on Tuesday 8 March to meet students and deliver workshops in the library to groups of Year 10 students.
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Comic Relief Fundraising

Thanks to all the students and staff at the academy for supporting Comic Relief and helping us to raise an impressive £2,010!
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University Challenge

On Wednesday 9 March four Year 12 students represented Macmillan Academy in the University Challenge Finals at Durham University Campus.
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Ethical Issues

Ethical Issues day took place on 2 March for Year 12 students, in which they attended workshops designed to challenge thinking on a number of controversial issues.
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Awards Evening 2011

The academy's Awards Evening, celebrating the achievements of our students, took place on the 1st March in Middlesbrough Town Hall.
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Fair Trade Fortnight hits Macmillan!

This week is the start of Fair Trade Fortnight and as usual there will be a number of events going on around the Academy to promote the cause.
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Valentine's Day Poetry Competition

In the run up to this year's Valentine's Day, the library ran a competition for students to come up with the best Valentine themed poems. Click to see the list of winners.
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Students Perform at Local Primary School

Macmillan Academy's concert band, choir and dance team all went along to perform for the pupils at Archibald Primary School on Tuesday 15 Feb.
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Murder at the Academy!

On Thursday February 10th the PTA hosted a highly successful Murder Mystery Evening in the theatre which was attended by students, staff and family members.
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Year 10 ICT London Visit

Year 10 students studying ICT travelled to London for an exciting two day visit to see how technology is used in exhibitions around the city.
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The Big Bird Watch!

This week Mr McCallum is hosting the annual RSPB Big School Bird Watch in which we hope to collect data on the species of birds living in and around our academy's site.
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U12's Hockey Success!

Click to see how the Year 7 hockey team performed when they took part in a county wide under 12's tournament last week.
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Students Present Cheque to Hospice

Students from Mr Reed's MacFactor enrichment handed over a cheque for £400 on a visit to Teesside Hospice on 20th January.
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Rugby Academy vs East Durham

Macmillan Academy travelled to Darlington Rugby Club to face East Durham in what proved to be a physical encounter.
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Year 7 Ullswater Adventure 2010

Year 7 students enjoyed a week of Outward Bound Adventure at the Howtown Centre in Ullswater. Click for images and a video from the trip.
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British Colleges Leagues Update

Macmillan Academy travelled to Hartlepool Rovers to play their first game in 5 weeks with a fairly depleted team.
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Performance Poet Inspires Students

Paul Cookson, the performance poet visited the academy on December 14th and shared his enthusiasm and passion for poetry with the Year 7s.
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Christmas Concert 2010

The annual Academy Christmas concert took place this week with staff and members of the public enjoying a variety of musical performances from our students.
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Green Flag Award

The Academy has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability by being given a national Award which puts it amongst the top Eco Schools in the country!
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Academy Weather Station

The Academy now has its very own Weather Station, as part of our on-going commitment as a Climate Change Lead School.
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DfE National Teaching Awards

Click to see how our staff and students did when they represented our Academy at this year's DfE National Teaching Awards in London.
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One Planet Living Assembly

On Wednesday 24th, Mr Ray Mallon, Mayor of Middlesbrough attended a special assembly created by the Academy Eco-Council for Year 9 students.
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Let it Snow!

Macmillan Academy students are not easily deterred from their learning and have made the most of the weather conditions that have caused so much chaos on Teesside.
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Year 12 Ullswater Experience

Year 12 students recently travelled to Howtown, Ullswater to the Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District for a week long residential.
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Children in Need

On Friday 19th November, Macmillan Academy raised an impressive £2241.21 for this year's Children in Need Appeal.
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Baccalaureate Samba Workshop

Year 9 students participated in an exciting Samba workshop day which forms part of their Key Stage 3 Baccalaureate programme.
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Remembrance Day Broadcast

As part of remembrance Day, the Academy produced a broadcast in which students disscussed their thoughts on the day.
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Maths Challenge Update

On Wednesday 10th of November four Year 12 students took part in the regional final of the UKMT Senior Team Challenge.
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Sports Awards 2010

Macmillan Academy staff and students celebrated sporting achievement in our first ever Sports Awards Evening, click for a report and images from the event.
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Year 8 Football Success!

Macmillan Academy Year 8 boys football team hosted Joseph Swan School in the 3rd round of the ESFA National Cup.
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Technology for our Times

Year Nine students have been involved in an exciting cross-curricular project which enabled them to work collaboratively to explore the principles of the wind turbine.
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Joseph's Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

On Wednesday 13th October, Year 13 students travelled to Darlington to see a performance of 'Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat'.
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Year 8 visit Robin Hoods Bay

In the first week of October students from Year 8 went on an exciting field trip to Robin Hoods Bay in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park as part of their Geography lessons this term.
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Year 8 Baccalaureate Stadium Project

Year 8 students have recently participated in a successful Design Technology day which contributes to their Baccalaureate programme.
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Year 9 Football ESFA Cup Match Report

The Year 9 Boys football team played High Tunstall in the second round of the ESFA National Cup on Friday 8th October.
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National Autograss Racing Champion

Jack Rawlinson has recently been crowned a National Champion. He beat fifty nine other competitors in the Junior Specials Class.
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Key Stage 4 Spanish Trip

In September, GCSE Spanish students from Year 10 and Year 11 went on a successful visit to Suances in Northern Spain. Click for a report of their trip.
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Army Inter-School Competition

On Wednesday 22nd September Year 11 students competed in the Annual Inter-School Competition run by the British Army.
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Design an Olympic Stamp Competition

The academy is celebrating after two of our students achieved success by winning a competition to design a stamp for the 2012 London Olympics.
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Students Raise Money for Zoe's Place

Health and Social Care students have raised money for Zoe's Place by offering therapeutic hand massages to visitors at our Open Evening.
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Gifted and Talented Summer School

During the summer, 10 students from our Academy were selected to attend the Durham University Gifted and Talented Summer School.
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Rugby Academy Update

Check up on how our Rugby Academy is doing with some match reports from our latest fixtures...
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Macmillan Academy v Queen Elizabeth College

The Rugby Academy began their season on a bright and blustery afternoon against an opposition who had provided a good test for us last season.
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Somme & Ypres Visit 2010

A total of 46 Year 10 students and four staff took part in a most successful History visit to Ypres in Belgium and to the Somme in France visit World War 1 battlefield sites
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Inspiring Readers

The Library is continuing its quest to inspire, engage and welcome readers of all ages and this term will be continuing with its programme of events to promote reading.
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Sensational Shoe Sculptures

The Greenham Theatre is currently host to a fabulous exhibition of shoe sculptures created by our new Year Seven students, as part of their induction activities at the Academy.
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Middlesbrough Tees Pride and Fun Run

On Sunday 5th September, several staff and students took part in the Tees Pride 10k race and the PCT 3k Fun Run to raise money for chairty. Click for pictures and a full report.
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GCSE Results 2010

Staff and students are celebrating GCSE success, with 88% of students achieved 5A* - C passes in all subjects, and 75% achieving 5A* - C passes including English and Maths.
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Post 16 Success!

Staff and students at the Academy are celebrating the best ever Post 16 results in their history, with an overall pass rate of 98.6%, with 55.6% of results graded at A*-B.
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Adventure CaVE 2010

Year Nine students who chose the Adventure CaVE experienced a particularly exciting and action packed week in Keswick, read on for a full report.
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Summer Disco 2010

On Thursday 15th July the Academy held a Summer Disco for all year groups. The disco had a 'shades and shorts' theme. Click for images from the night.
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Parents' Literacy Event

On Monday 12th July, around sixty parents attended a Literacy Support Event that provided advice to help them support their children with their literacy development.
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Year 9 Enterprise Week

Year 9 students recently took part in the hugely succesful 'Enterprise Week', a programme designed to develop enterprising skills in a fun and exciting way.
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Year 13 Leavers' Party

After two years of hard work and weeks of revision for their examinations, Year 13 students could finally let their hair down at their Leavers' Party.
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Former Students Reunion

The Academy was delighted to welcome back over a hundred former students to the Academy for a twenty year re-union dinner. Click for a report and photos.
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Year 6 Induction 2010

Year 6 students were invited into the Academy to take part in activities to enable them to have a taste of Academy life in preparation for the start of Year 7 in September
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Eco-Garden Update

On Friday 18th June a group of enthusiastic Year 8 students took up the opportunity with Mrs Fawcett and Mrs Campbell to improve the wildlife habitats in the eco garden.
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Treemendous!

Year 7 students have been competing against each other to create their own 'trees' in Learn to Learn lessons to show the five R's. Click to read how they got on...
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Staff participate in Race for Life!

Six members of staff took part in the Race for Life event at Ormesby Hall on 19 June, raising over £800 in aid of cancer research.
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Rare Orchid Spotted in Eco-Garden!

Students and staff are delighted to have spotted a rare Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) in the Academy's Eco-garden this month.
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Year 9 Flamingo Land Reward Trip

On Monday 14th June 195 Year 9 students and the Year 9 tutor team took part in the annual Reward visit to Flamingo Land. Click to read a report and see pictures from the day!
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Year 9 Great North Air Ambulance Challenge

Year 9 students have been designing key rings for the Great North Air Ambulance, as a part of a Maths and Technology cross curricular challenge.
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Sustainability Award Winners

Staff and students at the Academy are celebrating after winning the Award for Sustainable Schools at the North of England Teaching Awards.
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Students bring cheer to local residential homes

Students have been spending time visiting local residential homes showing off their singing and performance skills.
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English Detectives: Who Killed Mary Shelley?

The English department was a hive of activity last week as Year 8 students became detectives in a murder mystery challenge.
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Cooking Together

Parents and students have been working together and learning new skills this term in a food and cookery enrichment run by Miss Mallaby.
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World Cup Fever hits the Library!

To keep everyone reading during the World Cup tournament the Library team have organised football related activities, displays and competitions.
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A new name for 'Fresh'

The Academy's televised broadcasts are undergoing a revamp for the start of the new academic year and we really want students to be involved in its transformation.
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Reading Champions!

In recognition of their achievements in promoting reading for pleasure, a group of Year 8 boys have been given awards by the National Literacy Trust.
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Year 11 Leavers' Ball 2010

Friday 14th May was the night for the much anticipated Year 11 Leavers' Ball. This is the biggest social event in the Academy year and a very special celebration.
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Coast to Coast 2010

Over the May bank holiday seventeen students and staff completed what is now the annual coast to coast cycle ride.
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Academy Election 2010

The Academy has been holding an election campaign for our students to mirror the General Election campaign around the country, click to read the results....
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DCSF Sustainable School Award

Macmillan Academy has been confirmed as a finalist for the Teaching Awards 2010 in the DCFS Sustainable Schools category.
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Spring Library Events

Macmillan Academy are hosting the Student Librarian Training Scheme Award Ceremony at 7pm on the 28th April.
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