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Bright Spark Scholarships For Darlaston Students

National children’s charity Young Pioneers, has announced that Grace Academies in Darlaston, Solihull and Coventry will be the first Academies in the UK to benefit from ten new Bright Spark Scholarships, funded by National Grid. The Bright Spark Scholarship, developed by Young Pioneers, is designed to empower vulnerable young people to overcome adversity, giving them […]

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Ex-England Footballer Runs Academy for Darlaston Students

Former professional footballer and ex-England player, Andy Sinton, has kicked off specialised football training sessions for students at Grace Academy Darlaston. Twenty students are taking part in the football excellence programme, learning every aspect of the game including passing, shooting, heading, and other technical skills. The idea behind the scheme is to use football coaching […]

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Darlaston Students Donate Food to Struggling Families at Christmas

Students at Grace Academy Darlaston have given over 650 tins of food to the Black Country Foodbank, as part of their Christmas TINsel appeal to help those struggling during the festive season. Last year the Black Country Foodbank gave food provision to 22,000 people, including 6,500 children, by partnering with more than 300 agencies supporting […]

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Lord Edmiston Tells Students Determination and Stick Ability are Paramount!

The winning team from Grace Academy Darlaston visited Lord Edmiston at IM House after successfully turning an initial fund of £20,000 into £125,300 during three days of trading on a fictitious stock market. Explaining some of the basic principles of business success, Lord Edmiston said: “Success in business is not just about working hard, but […]

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Grave Academy Darlaston Invites Community to Sixth Form Open Evening

Grace Academy Darlaston has warmly invited the local community to celebrate the outstanding achievements of students at a Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 12 November 2015, from 5pm until 7pm. The Academy’s hi-tech campus and world class amenities contributed to students and staff achieving a 97% pass rate at A level and Level 3 […]

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Darlaston Students Return from All Expenses Paid London Weekend Away

Twenty-one students from Grace Academies in Darlaston, Solihull and Coventry have just returned from a high quality, all expenses paid trip to London, after winning the coveted IM Personal Achievement Award. The weekend away, donated by the IM Group worth over £9000, was awarded to Grace Academy students who made significant personal progress during the […]

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Darlaston Students Win All Expenses Paid Trip to London

An all expenses paid weekend in London worth around £9000 beckons for eight Darlaston students who have won the coveted International Motors Personal Achievement Award for 2014. Winners Christopher Whereton, Amber-Jade Cotterill, Jamie Kendrick, Wiktoria Szczepanska, Mitchell Bradbury, Somparkash Chumber, Chantelle Stevens, and Shivani Jang from Grace Academy Darlaston, are set to enjoy the high […]

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Darlaston Students Create Walking Robot

Darlaston students have created their very own walking robot, which can be seen in action on the new K’NEX Aspire YouTube channel they have just launched. Students from Grace Academy Darlaston are planning to use their new K’NEX YouTube channel to showcase their construction achievements and give out guidelines on how to make their models. […]

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Shannon Percy Achieves Gold Award and in Top 7% in the UK

Shannon Percy, a Year 8 student from Grace Academy Darlaston, has achieved the outstanding accolade of a Gold Award in the national Junior Maths Challenge, run by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT). Shannon’s achievement puts her in the top 7% of those who took part in the Challenge from around the country, and follows the […]

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Royal Marines Test Fitness of Darlaston Students

The ‘commando spirit’ is all about your state of mind, according to a couple of Royal Marines who popped in to Grace Academy Darlaston to give students first hand experience of their fitness regime. Year 11 and sixth form students were given a taste of real-life Royal Marines training by serving Royal Marines Josh Nightingale […]

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