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Rockwood Academy girls celebrate International Women’s Day with STEM Activities

On Friday 8th March 2019, female science students from Rockwood Academy took part in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focused workshops at different institutions across Birmingham to celebrate International Women’s Day, which coincided with the start of British Science Week 2019. Girls from Year 7-10 visited Sandwell Academy, where they took part in a

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British Science Week 2019 at Rockwood Academy

During the week of the 11th-15th March 2019, Rockwood Academy students celebrated British Science Week 2019, receiving a science grant in recognition of their programme of activities for the week. Rockwood Academy students took part in a schoolwide science-themed interactive quiz delivered during their form-time, as well as an element scavenger hunt where students had

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Rockwood Academy commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

During the week commencing 21st January 2019, students and staff from Rockwood Academy took part in a range of classroom-based activities to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, which was on Sunday 27th January 2019. Students led an exhibition focusing on key Holocaust survivors, including Mady Gerrard, who’s UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation (UKHMF) testimony was gifted to

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Rockwood Academy students attend WE Day 2019 at Wembley Arena

On Thursday 7th March 2019, students from Rockwood Academy joined fellow members of the WE Movement at Wembley Arena for WE Day UK, an international celebration of young people making a difference in their local and global communities. Rockwood Academy is part of the WE Schools programme, which challenges young people across the UK and

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Rockwood Academy students’ work published in writing competition

Following Rockwood Academy students’ success in the Young Writers’ Poetry Escape competition, students from Year 7 and 8 have found further success in getting their written work published. During the Autumn term, 236 students from across Year 7 and 8 were tasked with submitting responses to Young Writers’ nationwide writing competition ‘Mission Catastrophe.’ The competition

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Rockwood Academy is getting girls into STEM

New data published by the Department of Education shows that school girls in England are substantially less likely than boys to consider taking Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at A Level than boys. Not only that but girls enjoy STEM subjects less than boys, and girls they are less likely to say STEM

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Rockwood Academy celebrates Young Writers Poetry Escape competition winners

On Tuesday 15th January, 175 students from Rockwood Academy gathered at the school to celebrate their success in having their literary work selected for publication in an upcoming regional poetry anthology published by Young Writers. In December 2018, 280 students from Year 7 and 8 submitted poetry for the Young Writer’s annual Poetry Escape competition.

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The Rockwood Standard, Edition 7 – Out now!

Edition 7 of our newsletter, The Rockwood Standard, is out now. Read it here: The Rockwood Standard Edition 7

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Rockwood Academy’s Winter Festival and Arabic Language Day Activities

Rockwood Academy students and staff have been practising our CORE values of Collaboration, Opportunity, Respect, and Excellence by creating, organising, and starring in not one, but two, performances that showcase the arts, music, and modern language talent across our year groups. Spreading the Christmas spirit throughout Rockwood Academy, our Winter Festival on Wednesday 12th December

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Echo Eternal releases sixth echo film from Rockwood Academy

Students from Rockwood Academy began working with independent Screen Dance Director and Creative Producer Sima Gonsai on developing an artistic response to Holocaust survivor Mady Gerrard’s testimony. The gifted testimony was one of the 112 survivor interviews captured by Natasha Kaplinsky OBE for the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation (UKHMF). Working with Sima, the students used

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