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Year: 2017

Exams and Revision Sessions WC 22/05/2017

Here are the Revision Sessions and Exams scheduled for the week commencing Monday 22nd May 2017.

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Cambridge Students talk University with our Sixth Form

A big thank you to students from Newnham College, Cambridge for joining us here at Grace Academy Darlaston to talk to our Sixth Form students. Our Students had all of their questions answered and also gained a real insight into life at university. Students thoroughly enjoyed the talk and found the advice both informative and […]

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Year 9 Students go on an Energy Quest!

Year 9 students participated in Tomorrow’s Engineers “Energy Quest” here at Grace Academy. Energy Quest is a half day workshop for students in Year 9. It was made up of four interactive sessions with an Engineering careers message running throughout. The aim of the workshop was to improve pupils’ understanding of energy as a resource and the role […]

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Animal Man Brings Rainforest Mini-beasts to Darlaston

Over 160 Walsall primary school students came face-to-face with Milkshake the milk snake, a Tegu lizard, a hissing cockroach, and a blue-tongued skink, after they made a flying visit to Grace Academy Darlaston with the Animal Man. Animal expert Mitchell Price, whose reptilian friends have appeared on Channel 4, Lion TV and Blue Peter, gave […]

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Gifted Darlaston Primary School Students Win Battle of the Brains 2017

Six Year 5 students from Kings Hill Primary School in Darlaston have won the prestigious ‘Battle of the Brains’ challenge, after competing against thirty other gifted and talented students from six primary schools across Walsall. The winning team received their ‘Battle of the Brains’ trophies after putting their specialist subject knowledge to the test in […]

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Primary Maths Competition Challenges Local Year 5 Students

Yesterday we held our annual Primary School Maths competition and welcomed teams from Kings Hill, Salisbury Street, Rough Hay and Moorcroft Wood. The teams took part in various rounds including a guess the amount of sweets in a jar, a maths treasure hunt and a problem solving round. We were delighted with the energy and […]

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Students Celebrate Fairtrade Day

Year 7 students discovered more about life in Kolkota and met business guests from Co-op Energy during Fairtrade Day yesterday.  The students worked in teams to design new Fairtrade products and presented their ideas to the business guests. They also got to step into the shoes of a family living in Kolkota by making paper […]

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Read Our Spring 2017 Newsletter Now!

Our Spring 2017 Newsletter is now available to read, featuring photos from our Grace Awards event, and other news stories from the last few months. GAD Newsletter Spring 2017 (PDF)

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Keele University Bring Their Stardome Experience Back to Grace Academy Darlaston

On Friday 27th January, Keele University very kindly brought their Stardome to Grace Academy Darlaston! The Stardome is a mobile planetarium that teaches students about our solar system. Rob Jeffries, Professor of Astrophysics at Keele University, delivered a fascinating session to pupils from our local primary schools over the course of the day. One pupil […]

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Oxford University Visit

Selected students in years 8 and 9 have visited Oxford University, in order to gain a real Insight into how a University works, and what it is like to be a university student. The students had a chance to speak with current undergraduates and ask them questions as well as a tour of the university. […]

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