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Luke Mason

A student who survived multiple serious injuries after being knocked down by a drink-driver is planning a career in politics to campaign for tougher sentencing after finally achieving his A levels. Luke Mason was forced to hold back a year from taking his exams after he and a friend, Matthew Lockwood, were mown down as

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UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC)

On 25th April we took three teams to the UkayRoc regional finals at Elvington Airfield, York. This was the first time we flew our rocket so we were excited to see it fly. We had spent a full term building the rocket. We first used a simulation software called Open Rocket then began following the

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Dr Nikki Godden-Rasul

For this week’s speaker programme, we had Dr Nikki Godden-Rasul, a professor of Law at the University of Newcastle come in to talk to us about gender, sexuality and the ways in which they link to the law. She highlighted the difference between gender and sexuality, as well as explaining how certain terms for sexuality

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Dementia Friends

Brian Rowcroft, ‘Working for a Dementia Friendly Middlesbrough’ There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051. 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes. 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia. Brian

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Combined Cadet Force

ROYAL Marine Cadets are on the march ensuring their sixth form centre is ready for inspection. The Combined Cadet Force is mobilising the troops as The King’s Academy, Coulby Newham, prepares to open the doors to its sixth form to the public. Prospective sixth formers and their families will be able to visit from 5.30pm

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Soroush Sagdeghzadeh – Middlesbrough Food Bank

On 17th October, the sixth form students at Kings Academy were privileged to have Soroush come in to speak about Middlesbrough food bank and the rising issue of poverty and what the best way to deal with it is. Soroush explained to us about how there is often a negative attitude towards food banks and

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The appliance of science sets students off on rewarding career paths

A string of top results at a Middlesbrough academy will see several students embark on university and other courses leading to careers as medics, scientists and a commercial pilot. High-achieving students at The King’s Academy, in Coulby Newham, achieved grades that matched or exceeded their offers, many for top Russell Group universities. Jack Young led

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King’s Year 12 Geographers rebrand their opinions!

On Wednesday 10 January 2018, nine Year 12 Geography students braved a cold Newcastle-upon-Tyne to complete their AS Level fieldwork task: To investigate if rebranding a city has an impact on its popularity. The group visited a number of locations including Newcastle’s train station, The Baltic Art Gallery, the Tyne Bridge, The Sage, Northumbria University

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