Young Americans and Excelsior pupils bring the house down

Monday, March 6th, 2017.

A spectacular song and dance performance by Excelsior Academy pupils with the acclaimed Young Americans scored a huge success with a packed audience. After just two days under the tutelage of the super-talented troupe from California, the Excelsior pupils wowed an audience of 250 family and friends with a Turn Up The Music performance of... Read more »

Lights, camera, action! The Young Americans are at Excelsior Academy

Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

Super-talented young performers from America are lighting up Excelsior Academy with a show-stopping performance putting pupils into the spotlight. The California-based Young Americans are spending three days at Excelsior working with eager students – singing, dancing and acting their way across the weekend. Pupils are rehearsing with the US troupe to hone their performance skills... Read more »

Author’s epic escape to freedom life story inspires Excelsior pupils

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017.

The incredible story of one man’s escape from the terror of life in war-torn Afghanistan captivated Excelsior Academy students in a presentation on World Book Day. Gulwali Passarlay’s life-threatening journey to freedom from his Afghan home to his eventual arrival in Britain is the subject of a heart-rending biography ‘The Lightless Sky.’ He told Excelsior... Read more »

Brandon earns his stripes

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.

Attention! Newly-promoted Staff Sergeant Brandon Winkworth reporting for duty. The dedicated 16-year-old pupil is making rapid progress through the ranks of the Northumbria Army Cadet Force – now promoted to Staff Sergeant of Y Company, one of only two cadets operating at that lofty rank. Brandon is in charge of 120 young cadets in the... Read more »

Excelsior Chess champions rewarded

Friday, February 17th, 2017.

Four pupils who went head-to-head with an international master standard chess champion were rewarded by him for their skills. Rainbird Primary Academy pupils Charly Hobson and Gray Smithson, both aged nine, Mohammed Tabish, 13 and 15-year-old Ana-Maria Miron impressed Malolaprasath TS so much with their strategy, that he gave them their own chess sets as... Read more »

Chess master takes on Excelsior grand challenge

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017.

An internationally acclaimed chess master played 30 games at the same time against Excelsior Academy pupils in a test of his skills. Malolaprasath TS went head to head with the youngsters from Rainbird Primary and the academy schools in a bid to raise the profile of the sport across Newcastle schools. As the World Chess... Read more »