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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 …

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

Andrew DowsonBringing the Victorian era to life
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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, …

Andrew DowsonStudents team up with local employers for apprenticeship challenge
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Debating Society launched

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Woodham Academy students went to head-to-head as the school’s new Debating Society got off to a “brilliant start”. The Debating Society has been launched to offer students the opportunity gain confidence in public speaking and improve their research and team working skills. At the first session, students watched a televised debate, to help understand how a debate is structured. They then …

Andrew DowsonDebating Society launched
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Students step back in time to learn about medieval Durham

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History students from Woodham Academy stepped back in time to learn about medieval Durham. Year 10 students visited the city’s Castle and Palace Green Library on the trip organised through Durham University’s 4schools programme. The 15 students were taken on a guided tour of the 11th century Durham Castle, and learnt about how the county was once ruled by Prince …

Andrew DowsonStudents step back in time to learn about medieval Durham