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Art Bowes trip

As part of their GCSE Art and Design course Year 10 students recently visited The Bowes Museum. Students enjoyed exploring the extensive collection, noting works and artefacts that may inform their future work.
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Bonjour de France!

On Sunday 28th September, almost 40 MFL students and several members of staff set off for an educational trip to Paris. Read the full story to see the link to our live blog posts.
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Geography Department Achieves Top Award

The Academy is proud to report that our Geography department is one of only 10 schools nationwide to join the elite group of those gaining the Centre of Excellence Secondary Geography Quality Mark.
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GCSE Results 2014

Staff and students at the Academy are celebrating GCSE success, with 70% of students achieving 5A* - C grades including English and Maths. Click to read more and see images from the day...
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Post 16 Exam Success!

Staff and students at Macmillan Academy are celebrating another set of excellent Post 16 results. The overall pass rate was 98%, click to read more...
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Year 13 Leavers' Party

After two years of hard work and weeks of revision for final examinations, Year 13 could finally let their hair down at The Sporting Lodge which was the venue for their Leavers' Party on Thursday 26 June.
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Science Bookend

During the first week of the bookend fortnight the Year 8 students took part in a number of activities designed to instil an interest in nature and the natural world, click to read a report and see images from the week...
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Post 16 London Visit

Psychology and Sociology students recently attended a two day visit to London. The visit included a hypnosis workshop with an opportunity to experience a phobia session focusing on arachnophobia.
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Beauty and the Beast

Last week of term saw the culmination of months of hard work, with students involved in the Academy production of Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast', click to read a report and see images from the show...
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Year 12 Experience Week

Now that exams are over for Year 12, students' timetables were collapsed in order to provide an opportunity to take part in a variety of different activities to develop new skills for their future career plans.
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Academy Sports Day 2014

The Annual Academy Sports Day took place on Friday 20th June at Clairville Stadium 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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Middlesbrough's New MYP

Trib Gosain from Year 11 has been elected to represent Middlesbrough as the town's member of the Youth Parliament for two years. Trib will begin his exciting new role once his GCSE exams have been completed.
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Lights Camera Parliament Winners

As you may have seen in a previous web post our entry into the 'Lights, Camera, Parliament' competition was chosen as the runner up in the Secondary film category
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Race for Life 2014

On Tuesday 20th May all Year 7 students participated in the 'Race for Life' event in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The event was organised by Year 12 BTEC Sport students
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Year 11 Leavers' Ball 2014

The annual Year 11 Ball took place in the Academy in which the Year 11 students celebrated their five years at the Academy. Click to see images and read a report from the night...
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Coast to Coast 2014

Students from sixth form completed the 140 mile Coast to Coast charity bike ride to raise money for Yorkshire Air ambulance, CRY, Cystic Fibrosis, Alzheimer's' Society, Help for Heroes and Whizz-Kids.
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BTEC Dance Showcase

Year 10 and 11 BTEC Dance and enrichment students combined for the third annual Dance showcase. It was a wonderful evening and one could only look on with pride at the talent of the students.
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Spring Concert 2014

On the 29th April over 100 students participated in the annual Macmillan Academy Spring Concert. Over a hundred students from mixed year groups entertained a large audience in the spring concert.
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Annual Student Librarian Awards

On Thursday 24th April, ten Macmillan Academy students and their parents attended the 15th Annual Student Librarian Awards Ceremony at Sacred Heart School in Redcar. Click to find out how they got on...
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PULSE Dance Showcase

On the 29th March five of Year 10 BTEC dancers took part in the PULSE sub-regional platform for the North East showcase and competition at the Stockton Arts Centre, 'ARC', performing alongside other dance schools from the local area.
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Smoothie Success

The Year 10 Enterprise group made their visit to James Cook University's Neonatal Unit in order to hand over a hard earned cheque for £693.84.This marks the end of the most successful smoothie campaign to date.
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Fashion Show 2014

Thursday 6 March saw the current Year 11 students put on the annual Fashion Show. During the evening the audience was treated to a range of different fashion sections, including formal, dance and Asian wear.
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Parliamentary Film Award

Our recent entry into the 2014 Lights, Camera, Parliament competition has been chosen as the runner up in the secondary film category, in a year the competition received over 200 entries.
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Routes into Languages

On 13th March, Year 9 students were invited to participate in an event run by the Language organisation 'Routes into Languages' which was led by students and lecturers from Northumbria University
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Bridging the Age Gap

Our Post 16 students are now reaching out and bridging the age gap with pupils at Archibald Primary School. One student assisting those who have English as an additional language is Eleasha Rowney.
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Vote Trib Gosain

On March 20th, young people in Middlesbrough will get to vote in the Youth Parliament elections. Four candidates are standing in the election for the position of Member of Youth Parliament (MYP).
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Language Leaders

On Thursday 27th February the Language Leaders Event took place in the Modern Languages department. Post 16 students planned and resourced mini language lessons for 20 local primary school children.
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Ski Trip 2014

The Ski & Board Visit to Saalbach in Austria over half term was a great success. Forty students enjoyed six days in the mountains of Austria, with local ski & snowboard instructors.
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Digi Maps

Currently the geography department at Macmillan Academy is working closely with the Ordnance Survey using a new piece of software called 'Digimaps', a new mapping tool for students.
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Professional Placement Programme

Our Post 16 students have been keen and eager to get on board with the Post 16 Professional Placement Programme to ensure they gain experience of the 'world of work'.
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Parliament Visit

20 students from the Student Council visited The Houses of Parliament in London. The focus of this visit was to explore and understand how issues are dealt with in both the Houses of Lords and Commons.
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Smart Swaps Campaign

Public Health England has launched a new 'Smart Swaps' campaign this week. The focus of the campaign is to support families to reduce the intake of sugary drinks and high fat/sugar snacks, by making simple swaps.
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Oh No It Isn't...Oh Yes it Is!

The pantomime season is upon us and Key Stage 3 drama students have been collaborating hard all term to create some entertaining and truly amazing pantomimes for Year 4 students at a local primary school.
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Salvation Army Christmas Appeal 2013

Each year, Post 16 students undertake a special appeal to raise money and collect donations for the Salvation Army. Read on to find out more...
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Make the World Better With A sweater!

Friday 13 December was Christmas Jumper Day and Post 16 students and staff ‘sprang’ into action to raise money for the Save the Children appeal by wearing their best festive knitwear.
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Academy Awards Evening 2013

Our annual Awards Evening was held on 10th December in Middlesbrough Town Hall. It was a very special occasion in which we celebrated our students' many successes over the past academic year.
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Christmas Concert 2013

On Tuesday 3rd December students from the Music Dance and Drama Enrichments performed to a sell-out audience for the 2013 Christmas Concert. Click to read a report and see images from the night...
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Ullswater Video Blog Week 3

This is the third set in a series of live web updates for the Year 7 Outward Bound adventure. We will be posting more updates as the week goes on, so be sure to check back often. Click the link to see the latest videos from the trip.
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Children in Need

The annual Children in Need fundraising events at the academy once again proved a great success with students, staff and other members of the community raising a grand total of £3323.19.
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