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  • Book donation to a local charity

    Book donation to a local charity
    18th May 2015

    What could we do with a considerable number of books that will not be needed when Consett Academy moves to their new building? Donate them to a wonderful charity called Borderline Books who are based in Team Valley Gateshead seemed like a really good solution. Read More

  • Visit from Craig Heap
    18th May 2015

    Double Commonwealth Games medallist and Olympian Craig Heap visited South Campus on Friday 15th May to work with some Year 7 and Year 8 talented students. The talented Gymnast and guest judge on the hit TV show 'Tumble' worked with our students in a series of problem solving games that encouraged the students to develop communication, leadership and communication skills. The students made excellent progress throughout the session, many of whom showed some natural leadership skills. Read More

  • Victoria Pendleton Active Girls Summer Camp
    6th May 2015

    The Youth Sport Trust, Loughborough University, and Durham Schools are working in partnership to offer girls the opportunity to attend the Victoria Pendleton Active Girls Summer Campus. More information can be found at https://vimeo.com/125010812 and www.thesportcamps.com Read More

  • Consett Academy Holds its Own General Election
    4th May 2015

    On Friday May 1st the whole Academy took part in our own general election. Five parties, each run by the sixth formers, were up for voting. The parties included: the Liberal Democrats, Labour, the Pink Party, the S-Club Party and the Anarchist Crusade Party. Read More

  • A Matter of Taste

    A Matter of Taste
    17th April 2015

    Our A2 level Biology class have been to Life in Newcastle to take part in a genetics workshop as part of their A level Biology studies. The purpose of the workshop was to give the students valuable experience working with equipment simply not available to schools and a first-hand look at the important technique. The lab was all about PCR or Polymerase Chain Reaction; a technique used to amplify (make copies of) sections of DNA for genetic testing. Read More


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