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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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Rockwood Academy Cadets share experiences with Mayor of the West Midlands

Students from Rockwood Academy’s met with Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, to discuss their positive experiences of being a part of Rockwood’s CCF Army Cadets contingent. The students discussed the invaluable leadership and life skills they’ve developed since they became members of Rockwood Academy’s CCF contingent, giving the Mayor of the West

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Remembrance Week Celebrations

During the week of the 5th to the 9th November 2018, students from Rockwood Academy engaged in a number of interactive and educational activities to mark the end of the World War One’s centenary. Poppies were displayed in various ways across Rockwood Academy whilst students were encouraged to take part in the poppy-wearing tradition, which

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Year 10 and 11 students visit Snowdonia on Geography Trip

Using the opportunity to take Geography out of the classroom and into the real world, forty-six Year 10 and 11 students from Rockwood Academy travelled to north-western Wales mountainous region Snowdonia for the weekend between Friday 26th October and Sunday 28th October. Working through the cold weather, the students spent much of their time in

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Libraries Week Celebrations

Earlier this month, Rockwood Academy took part in celebrating the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals’ (CILIP) national Libraries Week, between the 8th and the 12th of October. The week is dedicated to celebrating the nation’s libraries, and this year’s focus was on wellbeing, showcasing how libraries across the country bring communities together, combat

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Future Leaders Programme visits Rockwood Academy on Study Tour

On Friday 12th October, Rockwood Academy played host to education charity Ambition School Leadership, an organisation that recently merged with the Institute for Teaching, providing leadership development and technical training to educators across England and Wales. The visitors attended Rockwood Academy for the day as part of ASL’s Future Leaders programme; a two-year leadership development

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