News Archive


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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Ski Trip Austria 2010

On Friday 2nd of April the Students from Year 9, 10 and 11 engaged on a 7 day Ski and board trip to Austria. After a gruelling 24 hour coach trip they hit the slopes.
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Photography Challenge

Here are the winners of this year's 'Learn to Learn' Photography Challenge. Students took photographs of areas which they thought showed success.
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British Biology Olympiad

Six of our Post-16 Biologists achieved recognition in The British Biology Olympiad, an annual competition to challenge and stimulate gifted students.
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English Plus...

The English department is again providing Year 11 students with a fantastic opportunity to boost their chances of success in achieving C grade or higher in English.
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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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BBC School Report Day

On Thursday 11th March Year 9 students worked together to produce TV, web, radio and print articles as part of the BBC Schools Report Day.
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The Macmillan Academy Baccalaureate Service Programme

Over one hundred Year 8 students have volunteered to take part in a two day outdoor learning course.
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Where can science take me?

Did you wonder what a 25 ft rocket was doing outside the dining room? Students in Middlesbrough have been working together looking at careers in Science.
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Year 12 Work Experience in Lille

Four of our Year 12 students went to Lille in France during February half-term for a week's work experience with companies based in the city.
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Skiers Prepare to Hit the Austrian Slopes

With only twenty-four days to go until their ski trip to Austria, students have been hitting the dry ski slope in Sunderland in preparation.
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Fashion Show

On Thursday 4th of March the Academy held its annual Year 11 Fashion Show, click for a report and pictures from the night.
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Table Tennis Champions!

Students have tasted success in the English Schools Table Tennis Association Butterfly National Team Championships, click to read how they got on.
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Staff Art Exhibition

The Art and Design department are currently hosting an exhibition of paintings, photographs and other artworks by staff at the Academy.
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Who is Jesus?

In February Year 7 students experienced a performance about the story of Jesus by the Lacey Theatre Company for their Relgious Studies course this term.
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Fairtrade Fortnight

Last week was the start of Fair Trade Fortnight and the Eco-council has been working hard to ensure that it is a high profile event within the Academy.
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Engineering Diploma Students Visit Wilton

On Tuesday 9th February a group of Engineering Diploma students were invited to look around the new Yara Project at Wilton near Redcar.
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Murder Mystery Evening

On Thursday Feb 4 the PTA hosted a highly successful Murder Mystery in the theatre which was well attended by students, staff and family members.
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Climate Cops Update

The excitement is building for the students taking part in the national Npower Climate Cops competition, as the date of the grand final approaches...
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Premier Reads!

Year 8 students are working with the Academy Library to generate enthusiasm for reading with the new Premier Reads scheme.
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E-Safety Week

Macmillan Academy is supporting the Europe-wide 'Safer Internet Week' initiative from Monday 8th - Friday 12th February.
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Year 7 Ullswater Visit 2010

Students from Year 7 made their visit to Ullswater for a week of outdoor activities. Click for images from the trip.
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Girls & Gadgets Conference

Year 9 students attended a conference at Teesside University designed to help them understand both the creative and technical skills involved in computing.
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Salvation Army Appeal

In December the Year 13 BTEC Business Group successfully undertook the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal, on behalf of the Academy.
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Christmas Disco 2009

On Thursday 17th December the Academy held a Christmas disco for all year groups. Click to see photos from the event.
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Macmillan Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Our school celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, click to watch a video interview of staff who have worked at Macmillan since 1989.
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nPower Climate Cops

Follow the progress of our Year 8 students as they work towards winning the npower Climate Cops SOS challenge and travel to London to raise enviromental issues.
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Year 10s March On!

Macmillan reached the last 32 of the national cup with a hard-fought victory over Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School from Halifax.
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Academy Awards Evening 2009

The Academy awards evening, celebrating the achievements of our students, took place on the 8th December in Middlesbrough Town Hall.
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Year 8 Newspaper Challenge

Year 8 students have been working together to create a newspaper as part of their Learn 2 Learn lessons, the results are in! Click to see the winning newspapers...
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Rugby Tour Fundraiser

The Year 8 rugby team are getting into the Christmas spirit on Thursday 11th December with a sponsored fancy dress fun run to raise money for a future Rugby Tour.
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Meadow Planting

Working alongside a team from the Cleveland Wildlife Trust, several students helped with the activity of clearing a patch of weed covered land in the Outdoor Classroom.
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Year 13 Teesmouth Visit

Year 13 Applied Science students visited Teesmouth Field Centre in October to learn more about sand dune ecosystems.
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Performance Poet visits Academy

Students were inspired to start reading and writing poetry on 17th November, when performance poet, Paul Cookson, visited the Academy.
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Year 7 Ullswater

On Monday 9th of November the first group of year 7 students visited Ullswater Outward Bound at Howtown. Click for a picture gallery from that week.
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Year 12 Ullswater Trip

On Monday 2 November, 38 Year 12 students travelled to Howtown, the Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District for a week's residential.
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Olympic Stadium Project

On Monday 2nd November Year 8 students participated in a Design Technology day to help launch the new Key Stage 3 Baccalaureate programme.
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Remembrance Broadcast 2009

At 11.00 o'clock on Wednesday 11th November, the Academy observed a one minute silence to mark the Remembrance Day for 2009.
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Tickled Pink!

Year 13 Health and Social Care students organised a fundraising event for the 2009 Breast Cancer Appeal, which including a wide range of activities across the Academy.
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Applied Learning Day

Timetables were suspended for Year 12 on Wednesday for students to take part in 'Applied Learning Day', which involved a series of vocational learning opportunities.
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Middlesbrough District Under 14 Match Review

Middlesbrough District played Against Stockton District on Friday 19th Oct, at Kings Academy. The team featured Academy students, click to read more.
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Macmillan Saved by Star Players!

Macmillan shoot to the next round in the National Cup by winning 5-3 on penalties against St David's.
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Brainimacs!

Year 7 and 8 students have been working hard to bring you their own 'Brainac' style programmes that research scientific questions, click to see how their first experiment went!
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Gothic London Visit

On Tuesday 6th October a group of Post-16 students visited London for the day to support their work on gothic literature, and visit the gothic architecture around the city.
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Triathlon Success

On Thursday 24th September 13 students from the Academy got the opportunity to participate in a Triathlon at Saltburn Leisure Centre, click for a full report and images.
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Growing for Gold Awards

Produce grown in the Academy's Eco-garden has won prizes in every category entered at the 'Town Meal' event, organised by Middlesbrough Environment City.
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Art & Design Gets Out and About

The Art and Design Department has been inspiring its students throughout September with exciting visits to two famous sculpture parks.
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Newport Primary Murals

Post 16 students have helped brighten up the exterior of a local Primary school by installing several painted murals around the school.
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Coast 2 Coast Cycle

In the May bank holiday, staff and students embarked on the annual Coast 2 Coast cycling expedition, and raised £1,783 for charity in the process.
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Booked Up!

The Library and English department have teamed up to run the national 'Booked up' scheme, allowing every Year 7 student to choose a free book from a special selection in the Library.
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Class of 2009!

The Academy is delighted to welcome its new intake of Year 7 students. Their first day went very well and they can look forward to a busy but enjoyable week.
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GCSE Results 2009

With the GCSE results today, both staff and students at the Academy are celebrating their success, click for a full report.
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Post 16 Success!

Staff and students at Macmillan Academy are celebrating their best ever Post 16 results today, click for a full report.
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Multicultural Mela 2009

On July 16th the Academy held its' annual Multicultural¬ Mela, with students from all years participating. Click for a report and images.
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Re-branding Middlesbrough

The Mayor of Middlesbrough, Mr Ray Mallon came to the Academy to help judge presentations given by a group of A-Level English Language students.
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Sports Day 2009

The Annual Academy Sports Day took place on 13th July and was yet again a great success, click to see photos from the day and the winners!
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Summer Disco!

On Thursday 9th July the Academy held a Summer 'Shades & Shorts' disco for all year groups. Click to see photos from the event.
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Year 8 Challenge Week

Year 8 students are taking part in a variety of activites this week across the Academy as part of Challenge Week.
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Students learn of the dangers of drugs in Sport

A group of Year 10 students joined Steve Cram to discover how performance enhancing drugs are endangering sport in the UK.
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Hot off the press!

A group of Year 8 students have received their own copies of the novel 'Hide and Seek' by Catherine MacPhail, who was our visiting author last year.
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Year 13 Leavers' Party 2009

After two years of hard work and weeks of revision, students could finally let their hair down at the Year 13 Leavers' Party.
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Year 7 Challenge Week

This week Year 7 students at the Academy are taking part in Challenge Week, a series of activities across the Academy, click for updates...
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Surf's Up!

It's that time of year again when brave students and staff from the Academy face the cold waters of the North Sea in pursuit of the perfect wave.
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Three Peaks Challenge

Well done to all of the teachers who successfully completed the Three Peaks Challenge of ascending the three highest mountains in Britain within 24 hours.
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Eco-team get cracking on farm pledge!

Students who attended a three-day residential Eco-Challenge in the Lake District In January paid a visit to Newham Grange Farm last week.
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Climbing Competition

Making the most of our fantastic climbing wall, the Academy’s Outdoor Education team held its first ever climbing competition on Wednesday 13th May.
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Under-16 Hockey

It has been an exciting and challenging season for Macmillan's Under-16 Hockey team, who have played fifteen matches and three tournaments.
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Year 11 Leavers' Prom

Friday 8th May was the night for the Academy's social event of the year: the much anticipated Y11 Leavers' Prom!
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Green Energy

The Academy now has two wind turbines. Because of their position, they are a new landmark for all drivers coming into Middlesbrough on the A66.
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Visit to Durham Cathedral

On the 22nd April the Y13 Philosophy students went to the magnificent Durham Cathedral as a part of their course on Religious Experience.
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Young Librarian Awards

On Wednesday 21st April, student librarians from the Academy attended an Awards Ceremony at Huntcliffe School in Saltburn.
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Post 16 Ullswater Visit

Students from Macmillan Academy sixth form attended a Teams and Leadership course at The Outward Bound Trust centre in Howtown near Ullswater.
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Healthy Towns Workshops

Macmillan Academy was pleased to be host to 9 different schools and 385 primary students for two days in March for a series of workshops.
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Rugby Academy Success!

Macmillan Academy travelled to Darlington Rugby Club with every intention of retaining the U18s County Cup for the third year in succession.
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Macmillan signs up to WWF's Earth Hour

The Academy is supporting the World Widlife Fund's Earth Hour, a global event taking place on Saturday 28th March 2009, between 8.30-9.30pm.
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UK Maths Challenge

Last month a team from Macmillan competed in the National final of the United Kingdom Maths Trust senior team challenge.
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Y9 Boys Football: Final Fever!

Macmillan reached the final of the Cleveland County Cup for the second time in succession, and now has the chance to retain their crown after a gutsy performance against Conyers in Yarm.
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