Out-of-this-world trip for Woodham Academy students

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Woodham Academy students took a trip to space and back – without leaving their school. The students experienced the 400km descent of Tim Peake’s Soyuz space capsule using the latest virtual reality technology. In June 2016, the UK astronaut returned to Earth in the capsule following six months on board the International Space Station (ISS). The students’ out-of-this-world trip took …

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Winner of astronauts TV show visits Woodham Academy

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Woodham Academy has hosted a visit from the winner of the BBC TV show ‘Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?’ Suzie Imber talked about her experiences on the show, her work as an astrophysicist and how and why she became a scientist. Dr Imber, associate professor in space physics at the University of Leicester, beat 11 other contestants to …

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School trip is out of this world

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Woodham Academy students descended on Tim Peake’s space capsule during an out-of-this-world school trip. In June 2016, the UK astronaut returned to Earth in the Soyuz descent module after six months on board the International Space Station (ISS). Woodham Academy students visited the Soyuz capsule, which is currently on display at the Locomotion museum in Shildon as part of a national tour. …

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‘Thought-provoking’ slave trade workshop part of latest Specialist Day

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Woodham Academy students recreated the cramped conditions on board an 18th century slave ship to gain an insight into the horrors of the Middle Passage. Staff from Durham University brought a full-size print of the notorious slave ship Brookes to the school as part of a workshop on the slave trade. Students lay down on the print-out of the ship’s …

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Bringing the Victorian era to life

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Woodham Academy is bringing the Victorian era to life to inspire and support students in their reading. The school is creating a Victorian Room and have introduced Victorian Video Night to help students become more familiar with the period. Woodham Academy has invested heavily in reading, including in a reading suite with cosy rooms and soft furnishings. The school has …

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Students team up with local employers for apprenticeship challenge

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Woodham Academy students joined forces with local employers to take part in the school’s Apprenticeships Challenge. The school’s annual competition forms part of Woodham Academy’s extensive programme of careers guidance and support. Teams from every tutor group in Year 9 were paired with a partner organisation, including 3M, Lucite, South West Durham Training, the Fire and Rescue Service, Thorn Lighting, …

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