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World Book Day - posted 11th Mar

Students enjoyed taking part in the many World Book Day activities on offer throughout the Academy, including a Literature Quest and Scavenger Hunt.  Many staff dressed as characters from set texts and provided students with clues and quotes.

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Ski Trip - posted 4th Feb

The ski trip consisting of 32 students and 4 members of staff arrived safely on Sunday in Pila - in the Italian Aosta Valley.  They had had a long but uneventful journey and were enjoying an afternoon in the snow letting off steam yesterday afternoon.  Keep an eye on the Hummersknott Academy Facebook page as well as here for regular updates and photos.

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College Cup Points Table - posted 17th Dec


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Y7 PHSE Day - posted 25th Sep

Year 7 students have spent the day outside in the sun getting to know othr members of their College whilst undertaking team building exercises, playing ultimate frisbee, cycling and orienteering.

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Ardeche Trip - posted 16th Jun

Students and four teachers set off for the Ardeche in France on Friday and arrived safely on Saturday at about 1pm.  They settled into their home for the week before going to enjoy an afternoon's swimming.

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Maths visit to Germany - posted 11th Jun

After a long journey to Ulm, the students on the maths trip to Germany have arrived safe and well at their hotel. Students spent the afternoon settling in to the hotel and visited a local park to get some fresh air and exercise after the coach journey. Tomorrow will be an early start for the students as they will be visiting the Deutsches Museum and the Allianz arena.

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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

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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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