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Ski Trip - posted 29th Jan

38 students are currently skiing in Pila, Italy.  They arrived safely on Sunday after a long coach journey and immediately set to enjoying the snow with some sledging and snowballing.  Watch out here and on Facebook for regular updates, videos and photos.

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Y7 County Cup Success - posted 15th Jan

The year 7 Boys team have reached the County Cup Quarter Final following an excellent result against St.Josephs from Hebburn.
The result of 2-0 was a based around a solid defence across the pitch. In the first half, St.Josephs dominated possession but were unable to create any clear chances. Hummersknott took one of their few chances in the first half created from a cross by Joe Dunn and brilliantly finished by Brandon Williams. Second half was more even for chances with Harry Harrison making a fine save from a driven shot. The game was still tense and could still have gone either way until a great break away attack by Lucas Goddard playing a wonderfully weighted through ball for Brandon to run onto and slip passed the on rushing keeper to make it 2-0.

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Community Christmas Party - posted 21st Dec

Ex-teacher is VIP guest at silver anniversary
of school’s community Christmas party

A popular former teacher was guest of honour at a fun-packed community party – 25 years after he started the Christmas tradition.

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China Visit - posted 10th Oct

Monday, 9 October

The party of students accompanied by Mr Keating and Mrs Lane arrived safely in China.  Everyone was very excited, but also tired.  Looking forward to starting sightseeing on Tuesday.

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Art Shop Support - posted 18th Jul

The Annual Creative Arts and Technology Exhibition was held on 28th June 2017 in school. This was a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate the fantastic work produced by Year 11 students in Art, Photography and Technology but to also sample some canapes prepared by our Year 10 students. The standard of work gets better each year and we are extremely proud of all that the students have achieved over the two years. Visitors to the exhibition had the opportunity to vote for a number of pieces of work and prizes were awarded to the students by Mr Ian Hughes from The Art Shop in Darlington. We would like to thank Ian Hughes for his very generous support year on year.

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Swimming Success - posted 8th Jun

Harriet Rogers, 12, who swims for the Academy and is a member of the Darlington Amateur Swimming Club has qualified to swim in both the English and British national competitions this year.

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Lifesavers - posted 27th Mar

Two year 9 students, Ryan Chapman and Logan Jackson were hailed as heroic lifesavers after turning detectives to save the life of a grandmother who had collapsed at home.  They have been told that without their quick thinking the 77 year old woman would almost certainly have died.

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Remembrance - posted 11th Nov

The school fell silent for two minutes as students remembered the ultimate sacrifice made by many. The Last Post was played in the hub by students and Mr Robinson from Durham Music Service.

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Meet Derek - posted 10th Nov

In March we held a casual clothes day in aid of the Guide Dogs for the Blind. Hendrix a trainee Guide Dog for the blind came to school to receive a cheque for £1,561.05. This amount enabled us to the sponsor the training of a puppy and choose its name.

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Italian Adventure - posted 10th Nov

On the Monday just before half-term, a small group of eight students set off from Hummersknott to visit some of the well-known sights of Tuscany, with a view to developing linguistic and artistic skills while gaining an insight into Italian culture. Our partner school in Italy is in Cascina, about 10 minutes from Pisa, and ideally situated for visiting the more famous Renaissance centres. When we arrived at Pisa in the early evening, we were immediately greeted by our very enthusiastic host families, and given a really warm welcome.

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