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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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Photos from the Grace Awards 2016

Our Annual Grace Awards took place in November and the event was a wonderful celebration of some of our most outstanding students. Head of R.E. Pete Wright directed proceedings with exemplary help from Sixth Form students Ben Hughes and Abigail Walker. Thank you to all of our students, staff, parents and governors for making it […]

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Bronze Success for Duke of Edinburgh Students

A huge congratulations to 8 students who completed and passed their assessment for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition at the Long Mynd in Shropshire over October half-term. Travelling on foot, unaccompanied and completely self-sufficient for 2 days, the students enjoyed the wonderful opportunity to explore the Long Mynd hills in Shropshire. The skills […]

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Science Magic…Magic Science with Ian Dunne

Last week we welcomed several of our local primary schools in to see a fantastic science show delivered by the very engaging and amusing science presenter Ian Dunne. Ian wowed the audience with various scientific demonstrations including a Van de Graff generator, a singing Tesla coil, and an extremely high pitched talking Theramin (pictured)! The […]

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