Jul 17

Fun in the Sun

In Sixth Form last week we’ve been relaxing – if you can call it that! Mr Wright came close to a heart attack on the inflatable obstacle course and Dr Stewart insisted on competing against herself on total wipeout. We finished off our activities day with a barbecue, cooked in Cordon Bleu fashion by head chef Mrs Gilberston and her sous chefs Mrs Saints and Mrs Bagshaw. The icing on the cake was the announcement of our new Head Students, Poppy Butler and Lauren Green.

Jul 17

Celebrating in Style

Our Year 13 students have given themselves a send-off in style by providing us with more wonderful pictures of their own formal at the Hilton in Gateshead. We look forward to seeing them again for their results day in August. Good luck!

Jul 11

A Warm Welcome

Transition Days took place recently for new Year 12 students coming from Southmoor, Sandhill View and many other schools.  Students attended two days of taster lessons, quizzes, advice from Year 13 and, of course, the all-important annual Sixth Form Sports Day Extravaganza.  If there was an Olympic medal for carrying a balloon with your face, Cameron Abernethy would surely be a shoe-in for Gold!

Jul 11

New Appointment at The Sixth Form

We welcomed our newest appointment – soon-to-be-Dr Katarzyna Kosior.  After completing her viva next week and (we hope) gaining her doctorate in History, Katarzyna will be spearheading the OxNet initiative, whereby Southmoor will become the North East hub for Oxford University’s new outreach program.

Jul 11

Young Physicist Makes His Mark

Congratulations to James Maynard of Year 12 who was nominated as Southmoor Academy’s ‘Physicist of the Year’.  James attended Durham University where he was presented with this prestigious award along with students nominated from other schools in the area.  As well as the presentations, the evening involved viewing exhibits by university undergraduates and a talk by Professor Carlos Frenk.

Jun 27

Stargazing Students

Students recently had the chance to visit the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre to learn about important research into astro physics and cosmology. The visit included a tour of the facility (operated by the University of Manchester) which included the impressive Lovell Telescope which is the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world!

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