This quiz, devised by Josh Bull has been the ultimate challenge to date. The task was to identify the 23 British Train Operating Companies (TOCs) from part of their logos. As the quiz was so complex then 15 correct answers were required to get a MERIT.
There were 28 entries to the quiz. Twenty students got 15 or more logos correct and therefore got a MERIT. There were 15 fully correct entries who will each receive a chocolate prize (which is very deserved).
One of a family of schools, this year it was the turn of Trinity Academy to welcome students from the Emmanuel Schools Foundation for its annual ‘Olympics’-style day of competition.
The event saw girls and boys competing in a series of netball, rugby, football, volleyball and hockey matches, as well as cross country and triathlon.
Each school – The King’s Academy, Middlesbrough, Bede Academy, from Blyth in Northumberland, Trinity Academy, and Emmanuel College, Gateshead – fielded their best players with virtually all year groups represented.
Staff and students have paid tribute to a retiring academy principal who has been described as “unique among head teachers”.
The entire staff of Trinity Academy turned out for the formal farewell to Ian Brew, who has left after leading the Thorne academy since its inception.
Acting principal David Page said the academy’s lecture theatre would be named in his honour as lasting recognition of his work. Read the rest of this entry →
Retiring academy principal Ian Brew has paid his own emotional tribute to families who lost children during his tenure as head.
In detailing the highs and lows of his leadership of Trinity Academy in Thorne, Mr Brew said coping with the loss of students and former students was the hardest part of his leadership.
“In difficult times you see how people really are and the reaction of this school and the families of those young people was unbelievable,” he said.
Students who were lost were Daniel Hill, Progress Khumalo, Megan Hennessy, Kimberley Chapman and most recently Brittany Shadlock. Read the rest of this entry →