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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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Year 7 Celebration Assembly - posted 5th Jul

The Y7 Celebration Assembly took place this morning with Kate Chisholm, Headteacher of Skerne Park Academy presenting the certificates.  Almost every student in Year 7 had achieved at least one certificate.  
Attitude to learning, academic achievement and most improvement in subjects was recognised, together with 100% attendance and College awards.
There were also some special awards presented at the end:
Alex Neasham, Reginald Gray Prize for exceptional piece of English work
Alex Neasham was awarded the Reginald Gray Prize for an exceptional piece of English Work, marked at 97% or above.
Andrew ormrod and Catherine Wilson, Sports Personality of the Year
Andrew Ormrod and Catherine Wilson, Sports Personalities of the Year
Andrew Ormrod, UK Junior Maths Challenge Gold Award and Best in Year
UK Junior Maths Challenge Gold Award recipient and highest score in the year.
Daniel Coxon, Hannah Azam, John Russell UK Junior Maths Challenge, Silver Award
Daniel Coxon, Hannah Azam, John Russell, UK Maths Challenge Silver Award recipients
Hope Cuthbert, Emellia Briggs, Eoghann Furness, Anjali Kaur UK Maths Challenge Bronze Award
Hope Cuthbert, Emelia Briggs, Eoghann Furness, Anjali Kaur UK Maths Challenge Bronze Award recipients
Matthew Kent, Anmol Patrai, Eleanor Marsh, Rowan Tyler UK Maths Challenge Bronze Award
Matthew Kent, Anmol Patrai, Eleanor Marsh, Rowan Taylor UK Maths Challenge Bronze Award recipients
Yousif Jalul, John Russell, Anmol Patrai, Regional Finalists National French Spelling Bee
Yousif Jalul, John Russell and Anmol Patrai regional finalists in the National Spelling Bee French competition
Thomas Smith, Eleanor Kershaw, Samuel Watson, Arts Personality of the Year
Thomas Smith, Eleanor Kershaw, Samuel Watson Arts Personality of the Year 

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