News Archive


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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