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 …

Andrew DowsonSuccess of new enrichment programme

“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
Year 7 students are welcomed on their first day at Woodham Academy

Year 7 blog #5

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The latest installment of our blog written by Year 7 students… I have become a FBM … you can tell by my badge. What’s an FBM? A FTB is a Future Business Magnate. What’s a magnate? I didn’t know either, until I looked it up on my phone and found out it means someone big, or important, in business. So, …

Andrew DowsonYear 7 blog #5
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Students visit Nissan to learn about careers in engineering

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Woodham Academy students have taken part in two visits to the Nissan plant in Sunderland to learn about career opportunities in engineering. The first trip was for girls, to encourage them to consider careers in engineering and manufacturing, and providing them the opportunity to speak with female Nissan employees. This was followed up with a trip from the school’s More …

Andrew DowsonStudents visit Nissan to learn about careers in engineering

Wins for “fantastic” new Rugby Academy

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Woodham Academy’s new rugby team recorded impressive victories in both their matches at the Bishop Auckland Festival. The school has recently added rugby union to the extensive range of sports it offers. The newly developed Rugby Academy team came away from the Bishop Auckland Rugby Festival with a 100-percent record. The Woodham XV beat St John’s 14 – 7 in …

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Debating Society

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Woodham Academy is launching a new Debating Society to offer students the opportunity to gain confidence in public speaking and improve their research and team- working skills. The Debating Society is the latest addition to Woodham Academy’s extensive extra-curricular activities programme. Woodham Academy teacher Richard Gore said: “Joining the Debating Society will help students gain confidence in public speaking, research …

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