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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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 …

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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 …

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Year 7 Blog #6 – “To sum it up … I really like this school”

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The latest installment of our Blog written by Year 7 students School life isn’t so scary now, in fact it can be hilarious. The things people come up with are hilarious. I don’t think I could be in class with funnier people. I love PE lessons now I am doing football (one of my favourite sports). I also do two …

Andrew DowsonYear 7 Blog #6 – “To sum it up … I really like this school”

Success of new enrichment programme

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Woodham Academy students with a passion for their subject have taken part in a new programme of extra-curricular activities. The Enrichment Programme, introduced by the school’s More Able Academy, began with a series of after-school art lessons. The programme, which enables students to explore a subject in more depth, is the latest addition to Woodham Academy’s extensive range of extra-curricular …

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“Absolutely amazing” outdoor adventure

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Students from Woodham Academy tested their senses during an “absolutely amazing” outdoor adventure. The trip to Marrick Priory, an outdoor education centre in North Yorkshire, saw students undergo a series of tests of resilience, problem solving and physical skills. Former Woodham Academy student Paul Shoulder, from Sillar’s Property, paid for 24 current students to enjoy the experience after seeing the …

Andrew Dowson“Absolutely amazing” outdoor adventure