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Latest Haughton Academy News Events


HAUGHTON ACADEMY CELEBRATE GCSE RESULTS

Haughton GCSEs 2018


SPORTS AWARD EVENING JULY 2018

Pupils celebrate their sporting achievements.

Sports Awards July 2018


CELEBRATION EVENINGS JULY 2018

Pupils celebrate their achievements in efforts at two celebration evenings, with guest speakers Chris Cook and Ian Rose.

Year 7 8 Awards July 2018

Year 9 10 Awards July 2018


SUMMER MUSIC CONCERT JULY 2018

Haughton pupils show off their talent at our summer concert.

Music Concert July 2018


UNIVERSITY VISIT JULY 2018

Pupils attended a 3-day residential visit to York St John University aimed at breaking down barriers to higher education.

Uni Visit July 2018


BRILLIANT CLUB JULY 2018

Dazzling students celebrate their brilliance.

Brilliant Club July 2018


CROSS STITCH - PERIODIC TABLE

Staff and students work together to recreate the periodic table in an enormous cross stitch tableau.

Cross Stitch Project July 2018


PROM JUNE 2018

Year 11 celebrate the end of exams with their prom at Rockcliffe Hall.

Prom June 2018


WOMEN IN STEM JUNE 2018

Young women help to close the gender gap.

Women in Stem June 2018


LIZ MILLIONS JUNE 2018

Celebrated illustrator Liz Millions inspires students’ creative thinking and reward them for their efforts.

Liz Millions June 2018


HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR TALK

Students have been inspired to think about the 100 million people around the world killed in the genocides of oppressive regimes and were urged to 'do their bit' to prevent further mass murders in the future by Holocaust survivor Joanna Millan.

Holocaust Talk May 2018


TRUE INSPIRATION - SHARIFAH RAHMAN

Teenage politician, Sharifah Rahman, has returned to her former school to help inspire students to reach their full potential.

Sharifah Rahman Y11 May 2018


HOVERCRAFT ENGINEERING COMPETITION
Young Engineers take up a challenge to build and pilot working hovercraft in a matter of hours. Haughton Academy Year 10 pupils take first prize.
 

Hovercraft Engineering Comp Mar 2018


FUTURE CAREERS

Hundreds of school children have been given a glimpse of their futures in a week-long initiative to promote education and the workplace. Haughton Academy, Darlington, which is part of the Education Village Academy Trust, became a marketplace for further education providers and employers as they gave students an insight into future opportunities. 

Careers' Event Mar 2018


HITTING THE HIGH NOTES

Young singers reached a crescendo in their learning thanks to a choral workshop with national coaches.

Music Workshop Jan 2018


REMEMBRANCE DAY - NOVEMBER 2017 - HONOURING HEROES

Hundreds of pupils stood in respectful silence as a former British Army soldier laid a wreath to commemorate the fallen heroes of war.

Remembrance Day Nov 2017


CELEBRATING SUCCESS - YEAR 12 AWARDS EVENING

Olympic gymnast, Craig Heap, congratulated pupils for advancing in leaps and bounds at an Oscar-style ceremony to reward academic effort and achievement.

Year 12 Awards Nov 2017


AUTHOR AND ANIMATOR CURTIS JOBLING VISIT NOVEMBER 2017

Drawing on Imagination
THE creative genius behind the original children’s TV character Bob the Builder illustrated to students the benefits of reading and drawing to help fire their imaginations.

Haughton Curtis Jobling 2017


BIOSCIENCES EVENT NOVEMBER 2017

BUDDING young bio-scientists were given a hands-on introduction to a carbon neutral future they could lead.

Biosciences Nov 2017


CUMMINS LEGO VISIT NOVEMBER 2017

BUDDING engineers have built a unique Lego model of an engine that has been powering machinery and aspirations around the globe.

Haughton Academy Cummins Visit


BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS

Broad minded students have taken to the airwaves to help break down the barriers of prejudice and discrimination.

Breaking Down Barriers, Radio Tees Y9 Oct 2017


BRIDGING THE SKILLS GAP 

A junior engineer has returned to the classroom to help bridge the skills gap between industry and education. 

STEM Extra-curricular Oct 2017


FOUNDATION FOR JOBS SEPTEMBER 2017

HAUGHTON Academy students were among hundreds of school and sixth form pupils given a first-hand insight into working in engineering and technology.

Haughton Academy Foundation for Jobs Oct 2017


MASTERING MINDFULNESS

A Paralympic judo medallist has helped pupils throw themselves into their secondary education with a masterclass in mindfulness. Year seven pupils at Haughton Academy grabbed the chance to take part in a sport-based 'experience day' led by double Paralympic judo medallist Ian Rose. Assisted by elite athletes, New Zealand Paralympian 800m gold medallist Tim Prendagast, double Olympian and Commonwealth champion swimmer Chris Cook, triple world champion BMX rider Mike Mullen and judo senior coach and 6th dan David Cooper, Ian encouraged pupils to aim for new highs in both their school and personal life. For full article please follow the link below. 

Haughton Mastering Mindfulness


CELEBRATION EVENING

STUDENTS were urged to dive in and live their dreams by a celebrated Olympic Swimmer as he awarded prizes recognising their efforts. Olympic 200m breast stroke champion James Kirton was speaking to Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students at Haughton Academy, Darlington, at their inaugural celebration event. Before handing out the awards, James, who represented Great Britain on the world stage at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, told pupils: “The great thing about these awards is that they are not necessarily about the being the best, but about giving your best and that is incredibly important. “I’m just an ordinary person from a council estate and was told that going to the Olympics was something that would never happen to someone like me. But I was mad about swimming and am living proof that if you stick at something you are passionate about, anything is possible.” Certificates and prizes were awarded for achievement and excellence in a range of subjects from RE to resistant materials and creative media to computing as pupils were recognised for their hard work and dedication to their studies. Deputy head teacher Su Gill, who welcomed pupils, parents and staff to the academy, said: “There were lots of nominations, in over 20 subject and personal development categories, so it was an extremely difficult job for all of the teachers to choose the winners. “What I hope we have shown tonight in our celebration, and by listening to James, is that it is ok to succeed and to be successful and it is ok to always try your best.”  Entertainment for the evening was provided by singer Grace Mansfield, 13, guitarist Lucas Wood, 13 and pianist Ethan Shepherd Smart, 14. Principal Jonathan Lumb added: “This has been a wonderful evening in what will now become an annual event here at Haughton Academy. “Events like this are always some of my favourite evenings of our school year when we can celebrate the success of so many of our young people, but none of this could have been achieved without the help of our magnificent teaching staff, governing body and parents. “I would like to applaud all of our pupils here for trying to be the very best that they can.”


STATUS QUO DRUMMER VISIT MAY 2017

MUSIC students got ‘down, down, deeper and down’ with a master class in percussion with a legend from the Quo.

Status Quo Drummer


DUCK DAY MARCH 2017

ENTERPRISING students got a taste for big business after going quackers over an origami duck challenge. 

Duck Day 2017