News Archive


Awards Evening 2008

The annual awards evening, celebrating the progress and achievements of our students, took place on the 9th December in Middlesbrough Town Hall.
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The Clothes Show Live

On Saturday 5th December Year 12 students accompanied by Miss Bell and Mrs Hill visited the 'Clothes Show Live' event at Birmingham NEC.
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Macmillan's Got Talent!

Staff, students and guests enjoyed two very special evenings of entertainment when they attended the Academy talent shows held last week.
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Ullswater Week 3 Photos

Year 7 students have been taking part in activities at the Outward Bound centre in Howtown, Ullswater in the Lake District.
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Learn 2 Learn - Newspaper Challenge

Year 8 'Learn 2 Learn' students have been spending lessons creating class newspapers which were showcased at Linthorpe Primary School.
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Year 12 Students Win Nuffield Bursaries

Four of our Year 12 students have succeeded in obtaining bursaries from the Nuffield Foundation.
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Fifth Round Fever!

Macmillan Academy left it late to progress to the Fifth Round of the Daily Mail Cup U18s Competition.
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Daily Mail Cup Round 3 U18s

Academy Under-18's Rugby team beat Queen Elizabeth High School to progress to Round 4.
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Outstanding Academy Award

Macmillan Academy receives ‘The Outstanding Academy Award’ at Education Awards Ceremony in London.
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Anthropology and Development Day

Durham University postgraduates delivered their first ‘anthropology day’ here at the academy.
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Outward Bound Week One!

Year 7 students have been taking part in an Adventure and Challenge programme at Lake Ullswater this week.
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Promoting Enterprise in Education

Resources created by Macmillan staff in conjunction with six other academies are distributed to all academies in the UK.
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Getting Creative in Spanish!

Spanish students have put aside their textbooks for their current topic and undertaken an exciting challenge which has really brought the subject to life.
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Marvellous Macmillan Mathematicians

The Academy is celebrating as four of our most gifted Mathematicians took part in the regional finals of the UK Senior Maths Challenge.
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Macmillan V Eaglescliffe County Cup

On 21st September, the Year 8 Macmillan football team travelled to the Alan West Pitches in Egglescliffe to play Egglescliffe School in the 2nd round of the County Cup.
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Year 7 footballers off to a flying start!

The Year 7 boys football team has made a very promising start, displaying a good level of ability on the pitch and great team spirit.
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Connecting people and fighting poverty

Students in Year 8 have been finding out more about the lives of children their age in Africa.
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Philosophy of Religion Conference

On 17th October, the A2 Religious Studies students went to Newcastle for a one-day intensive 6th form conference on the Philosophy of Religion.
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Scientists Visit Teesmouth Field Centre

On Monday 29th September and the 13th October the Applied Science Y13 students visited Teesmouth Field Centre to carry out an investigation of an ecosystem.
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Match Reports

Two Match reports from Mr. Coates. Year 10 take on Blyth in the ESFA Cup and our Year 9 boys take on King's Manor.
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Barcelona Trip

At the end of September, the MFL department took 34 Key Stage 4 students on a cultural visit to Barcelona.
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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

At this time of year students in Year 9 - 13 have lots of important decisions to make.
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Under 18 Girls Football - Through After Extra Time

On a warm, sunny day the 15 strong squad of players from years 11, 12 and 13 travelled over an hour for their first match of the season.
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Y9 Footballers Retain 'Festival Crown'

Macmillan footballers were delighted to retain the honours in the annual 11-a-side football tournament on Thursday 2nd September held this year at Kings Manor School.
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Middlesbrough Community Awards - 1st for Fairtade

Staff and students at the Academy were delighted to be awarded 1st place in their group at the Middlesbrough Community Awards held at the Chinese Community Centre on 25th September.
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'GetGreenGo' Award Winners

On 22nd September, Dr Wake took 9 students (one from each tutor group in year 8) to Manchester United football ground to attend an Awards Ceremony for the 2008 British Standards Institution 'GetGreenGo' Challenge.
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Macmillan student amongst top ten in country!

One of our Year 11 students was amongst the top ten students in the country for exam performance in Spanish, according to Edexcel, the UK's largest awarding body.
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King's College, Cambridge representative gives talk to Oxbridge Applicants

We were delighted to welcome Catherine Dougherty, the schools liaison officer from King's College, Cambridge to the Academy on 17th September.
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BTEC Life Skills Update

On Tuesday 9th September, the Year 10 BTEC Life Skills students had a visit from a local community police officer.
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Save time and money with our new reading lists service

With so many parents now having internet access, we've decided to make our school reading lists available online.
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Gifted and Talented at Ullswater

9 Year 10 students took on the challenge of returning to Ullswater to complete an Outward Bound course designed to inspire and raise motivation ready for the start of their GCSE courses.
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Gifted and Talented Summer School

This year Macmillan Academy ran its first ever Gifted and Talented Summer School for Year 10 students.
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The New Library Is Open!

The new-look Academy Library is now open and with lots of new stock and some exciting events planned, you should get yourselves along for a browse amongst the gleaming new shelves.
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GCSE Results 2008

Macmillan Academy has continued the recent trend of 5 A* - C GCSE's by matching last year's total of 92%.
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Post 16 Results 2008

Macmillan Academy are pleased to report another successful year for Post 16 students. Jordan Harker leads the achievement with 4 A grades and 1 B grade and goes to Durham to read History.
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Sports Day 2008

Sports Day took place on 14th July and was yet again a great success. Each tutor group worked extremely hard and tried to cover every event.
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CaVEs (Cultural and Vocational Education)

This year's CaVEs which took place on the penultimate week of the summer term, offered Year 9 students a fantastic opportunity to develop an area of interest within an intensive week long programme.
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Sustainability and Challenge Week

For a number of years now, the Academy has been highly committed to sustainability and our Eco-Council has implemented many changes and new initiatives. Challenge week was another curriculum innovation which ran in conjunction with the Sustainability week.
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Biology Field Trip

On Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th June the Biology department took its Y12 AS students to Teesmouth field centre for a practical investigation.
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Surf's Up!

Macmillan's very first surfing trip was held only a few weeks ago and was well attended by students from all Years.
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Enterprise Week

In the week beginning 30th June, all Year 9 students took part in Enterprise week. The aim of the Enterprise week was to develop the critical skills; collaboration, problem solving, decision making, communication, creativity, risk taking and innovation.
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Year 6 Induction 2008

The Year 6 Macmillan Academy Experience took place on 25, 26 and 27 June 2008.
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Y13 Leavers' Party

The Y13 Leavers' party took place on Thursday 26th June at Judges Hotel. Over 90 students attended and had a great night despite the weather forcing the planned barbeque inside.
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Rugby Academy Dinner

The Rugby Academy Dinner was held on Friday 13th June here at the Academy. There were about 30 staff, students and ex-students celebrating the successes of the year.
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'Lifecycle' sculpture

If you like things that are a bit different and want to find out more about energy generation or are interested in modern sculpture, go along to Engineering 2 to see the 'Lifecycle', our fabulous new resource which arrived on Friday 13th June.
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Fun at Flamingo Land

The majority of Y9 enjoyed a great day at Flamingo Land on Friday 20th June.
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Summer Concert 2008

The annual 'Summer Concert' took place on 10th June and provided a great evening of entertainment, showcasing the musical talents of a large number of Macmillan students.
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Year 8 Outward Bound Trip

The weekend of 6th- 8th June was billed as the adventure of a lifetime and although proving tough at times, it lived up to expectations for many of the 72 students from Year 8 who took part.
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Exploring our Industrial Heritage

A group of Year 9 Citizenship students enjoyed a visit to Beamish open-air museum on Tuesday 10th June. The aim of the visit was to explore the concept of 'Northernness' by celebrating our industrial past.
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A Wheelie Big Problem Solved!

Y12 engineering students have been working on an exciting six month project which has given them insight into the world of science, engineering and technology.
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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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Year 12 Ullswater Trip

On Monday 24th March 38 Year 12 students travelled to the new Outward Bound Centre in Howtown in the Lake District for a week long residential.
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Health and Social Care Challenge

On Friday 7th March, 12 Year 10 Health and Social Care students, accompanied by Mrs. Tickner, attended a 'Challenge Day' at James Cook University Hospital.
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Year 7 World Vision Sponsorship

Following a Year 7 assembly to raise awareness about poverty in the developing world, with the support of Mrs. Barrett and tutors, Year 7 students have raised money to sponsor an Ethiopian child.
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Routes into Languages - International Festival of Culture

On Saturday 8th March, sixteen students from Years 8 and 9 enjoyed spending a day at Newcastle University dedicated to learning different languages and getting an insight into diverse cultural activities.
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Fashion Show

Year 11 students could be seen strutting their stuff on the catwalk on Thursday 6th March for the annual Fashion Show organised to raise funds for the Leavers' Ball this summer.
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Art Trip to Amsterdam

On 17th- 20th February, 28 students flew to Amsterdam with the Art department. On arrival in the city, students went on a canal cruise of the city to help them to work out their bearings and see the sights.
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University Challenge

The Year 12 University Challenge team competed in the school heats of the competition run by Durham University at the Stockton campus last night.
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Réalitiés Françaises – AS French day

On 26th February, 8 Year 12 students attended an all day revision session in Newcastle in order to expand their knowledge of French culture and prepare them for their rapidly approaching AS examinations.
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Latest Sports Results

Click to see how our girls and boys football and Hockey teams have been getting on this week and check out next weeks fixtures.
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Macmillan Academy Scuba Club (MASC)

This summer, MASC will take its first cohort of students to Malta to learn to scuba dive. Twenty-six students and two members of staff will take their PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Open Water Course.
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Durham Stars

Year 10 attended the third session of the Durham University STARs programme on 28th February. The programme, consisting of five sessions run over three years, is designed for gifted and talented students in Years 9, 10 and 11.
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Critical Thinking Conference

To support students with the AS Level Critical Thinking exam, 3 members of the Year 12 AS Level class and 9 students from Year 10 went to a national conference in Manchester on 26th February, run by two of the leading experts on the subject.
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Fairtrade Fortnight

The Academy is proud to support 'Fairtrade Fortnight' and you will currently find a variety of goodies available to purchase at break-times in the dining hall.
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Behind Bars Conference

Year 13 Law and Sociology students attended a conference about life 'Behind Bars' on 11th February. The event, supported by Aimhigher, provided students with the opportunity to speak to released prisoners, a Prison Officer and a Forensic Psychologist.
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QCA Young People's Panel for Science

Macmillan students were invited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority to give their views on the current Science specifications and whether they are actually relevant to today's young people.
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Year 9 Focus on Higher Education

On Monday 4th February, students in Year 9 attended a presentation to promote Higher Education both at post-16 and at University (HE4all).
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Year 8 Football Victory!

The Year 8 football team had to show determination to overcome the Cumbria champions in the first round of the Minute Maid National Cup on 6th February.
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Under-16s Hockey Win

The under-16 girls' hockey team had a great win yesterday afternoon when they played Queen Katherine's School, Cumbria.
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Thanks from Zoe's Place

Well done to Year 10 Health and Social Care students, who have raised £225 for the Middlesbrough based children's hospice, Zoe's Place, by selling 'Zoe's Bear' badges.
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'Bag2School'

On Tuesday 5th February, Year 7 students handed over the many bags of clothing collected for the recycling event which was a key part the recent 'Sustainability Day'.
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Energy and Environment Fair 2008

Three Macmillan Eco-Council representatives were fortunate to attend the 'Renew Tees Valley Energy and Environment Fair', which took place on the 31st January and 1st February.
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Celebrating Success!

To celebrate and reward success at Key Stage 3, the Academy has recently launched a new Merit Initiative. The idea for revamping the existing merit system evolved following discussions with Student Council members and Heads of Year.
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Year 7 Sustainability Day

On Monday 28th January, Year 7 students took part in a 'Sustainability Day', organised by Dr Wake. The aim of the day was to raise awareness of sustainability issues in a fun and exciting way.
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Murder Mystery Evening

On Thursday 24th January, a good crowd of parents, students and staff gathered for the last event ever to be held in the Greenham Theatre; a Murder Mystery Evening.
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History Uncovered

An exciting find was made last week by the contractors who are currently digging the foundations of the new Post 16 Common Room and Baristas extension.
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Healthy Eating Passport

On the 4th of February, the Healthy Schools Team will be launching a 'Healthy Eating Passport Scheme' to the whole school, with the aim of encouraging students to make healthier choices and improve their eating habits.
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Latest Sports News

Click to see how our Hockey, Football and Netball teams have been getting on this week and check out next week's fixtures.
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Girls doing swimmingly!

Well done to the Macmillan Academy swim team, who all competed in the 'English School Swimming Championships' on the 15th November 2007.
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World Class!

Macmillan Academy is on top of the world after being given an exceptional report by a Government inspector.
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Well done lads!

Saturday 12 January may not have provided the perfect weather for a football match but there must have been some magic in the air that morning.
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