Year 11 Visit Newcastle University - Saturday 9th March 2013
A group of Year 11 students gave up their Saturday to attend Newcastle University to get a taste of life in Higher Education. Students were immediately whisked away into lectures on a range of subjects from Mathematics, Marine Biology and Law to Dentistry and Biomedical Science. Whether they were doing experiments with lobsters or developing an understanding of the meaning of expressions in mathematical or psychological terms, they were cheerful and enthusiastic throughout.
All students were a credit to Consett Academy.
Time Capsule Event - Monday 17th December
Durham University Graham Sports Ground, Maiden Castle
Four students were selected to represent the Academy at the burial of a time capsule to mark the many, many wonderful achievements in County Durham School Sport throughout 2012. The students, who were from Year’s 9 and 10, were selected due to their outstanding achievements as a performer or leader within sport. They were:
Kaylie Wallace (Year 10 - Irish Dancing)
Alexandra Richardson (Year 9 - Gymnastics/Tumbling)
Beth Gill (Year 9 - Sports Leader)
Sophie Brusby (Year 9 - Sports Leader)
The event began with light refreshments in the café area, followed by a short speech from Alan Bell, starter at the Olympics and Paralympics in London and ended with the burial of the time capsule. Kaylie Wallace had the privilege of helping to fill the time capsule with evidence of the sporting successes in School sport throughout Durham this Year. It is scheduled to be reopened in the year 2062.
Year 10 Netball Team Success - 28th November 2012
Congratulations to the Year 10 netball team who competed in the Derwentside and Chester-le-St Netball Tournament at Tanfield on 28/11/12. The team won every game in the tournament and were crowned overall champions. The players were
Faye Donnelly Bethan Charlton, Ellen Hall Jenny Hall, Caitllin Handley Keira Phillips, Lucy Widdows, Nicole Wilson
Well done girls.
District Cross Country - Headlines
On Friday 23rd November, Consett Academy hosted the annual District Cross Country Competition. The Academy had teams representing all age categories with some outstanding team and individual performances. The Year 7 Boys and Inter Boys won their respective team events while the Inter girls came second.
Notable individual performances from the Year 7 boys were: Harry Thomas (3rd), Brandon Wales (4th), Adam Fenwick (7th), Josh Richardson (11th) and Adam Wilson (16th).
Several students from the junior and inter sections have now been selected to represent Derwentside in the County Competition in January. Namely, Alice Pither, Beth Gill, Natalie Gribbon, Adam Little, Lewis hepburn, Kieran Putt, Ben Donaldson, Aiden Hodgeson, Jordan Bradley, Kyle Howarth, Jordan Skelton, Josh Scott, Faye Donnelly, Jenny Hall, Kaylie Wallace, Keira Philips and Karina Zymek.
Consett Academy – Back to the Future
Consett Academy is, of course, brand new but it is an integral part of a community which has a rich heritage.
A group of eight students recently had the opportunity to celebrate the local heritage with more senior members of the community when they attended The Big Skills Share event at Beamish Museum which was sponsored by Age Concern UK. Both the young and the not so young took part in a range of activities including making traditional proggy mats, quilting, cross stitch and music making. They sang traditional Geordie songs and learnt a whole new use for spoons as they learnt how to play them!
Everyone enjoyed the experience and realised that they had more in common than they thought! It is hoped that an intergenerational project will be launched in the New Year. This will recycle materials to make proggy mats.
After all they do say that ‘what goes around comes around’. Well, this may very well be the case and, hopefully, a whole new generation of people will have a beautiful new proggy mat brightening up their sitting room!
Watch this space!
Race for Life - 19th May 2013
20th May 2013
On Sunday 19th May 2013 at Penshaw Monument, Sunderland the annual Race for Life for Cancer Research was being held and this year there was a team from Consett Academy taking part. Read More
Top Ten Tips for Parents and Students to aid GCSE success
24th April 2013
From Monday 29th April, we are posting ourTop Ten Revision Tips for Parents. This will be a valuable resource for GCSE success. Read More
Follow the ski trip on twitter @CAPEDept #CASkiTour2013 Read More
DIrectors' Report & Financial Statement - Year End 31.8.12
9th January 2013
Christmas Spectacular Concert - 19.12.12
14th December 2012