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The Academy at Shotton Hall MFL students have been crowned top in the world for French.
The Academy at Shotton Hall MFL students have been crowned top in the world for French.
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East Durham College engineering apprentice James Faulks, 20, from Ingleby Barwick, won the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year award at the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside EEF Future Manufacturing Awards. James, who studies on an apprenticeship in engineering with a work placement at Peterlee-based engineering company AKS Ball, picked up the award at a ceremony held at the Great Yorkshire Showgrounds in Harrogate. The area James was competing in is the largest covered by the regional awards in the country and the win means James is now up for the National Outstanding Apprenticeship award. He will have to take part in a presentation and interview day in Westminster in December before travelling back to London for the award ceremony at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Covent Garden in January.

A Christmas Party Disco Night will be held on Friday from 7pm to Midnight in Shotton Hall with Pena Disco. Tickets are £15, including a two-course meal (hot chicken or beef baguette served with chips and fresh cream gateaux). For further information, contact Wendy Jeffrey on 0191 5862491.

The Academy at Shotton Hall Year 7 student Nicole Blackwell is a wiz at programming after creating a fun computer game using a programming language called Scratch. All students in Year 7 have been creating a basic computer game in their ICT lessons; but Nicole enhanced her game with extra animations including a flying super-dog.

Peterlee Town Council Mayor’s Christmas party nights will be held on Friday and Saturday in Shotton Hall Banqueting Suites. For further information, ring Wendy Jeffrey on 0191 5862491.

The National Theatre’s ‘On Demand in Schools’ streaming service is now live at The Academy at Shotton Hall , meaning students have access to recorded versions of the National Theatre’s smash-hit productions of Hamlet, Othello and Frankenstein. The productions will be streamed live into English and drama classes and students who attend Shotton Hall Community Theatre School will benefit from observing these wonderful, high quality professional productions. Each play is linked to the curriculum and is supported by learning resources produced by teachers and leading artists. Productions are recorded in high definition in front of a live theatre audience by National Theatre Live.

A Christmas carol service will be held tomorrow in St Cuthbert’s Church at 7pm.

The Academy at Shotton Hall MFL students have been crowned top in the world for French after taking part in a competition on Vocab Express and beating competitors by not one, not two but 95,000 points. The world-wide competition sees schools from all over the world competing every year to take home the trophy. Students had to login to Vocab Express and complete a as many activities as they could in order to add to the overall score.  Vocab Express is an online vocab learning application that was designed and developed in conjunction with a number of secondary MFL departments during 2009.