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Read through all the news articles posted by The Northern Education Trust.

Proud Thursday continues to highlight outstanding work

November 29, 2019, 9:03 am

As reported in previous stories, every Thursday, each student in the academy is invited to showcase their work at the prestigious Proud Thursday. At this event, students are able to bring work from any of their subjects which they feel they are particularly proud of to show to members of staff and the Senior Leadership […]

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Students represent Academy at Remembrance Service

November 12, 2019, 11:44 am

On Sunday 10th November 2019, five members of the Charity Student Voice group represented the Academy at the Remembrance Day parade and service in Hoyland. The students had been selling poppies across the school all week to raise money for The Royal British Legion but also wanted to attend the service to show their respect […]

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Proud Thursday continues to highlight outstanding work

October 31, 2019, 3:42 pm

Every Thursday, each student in the academy is invited to showcase their work at the prestigious Proud Thursday. At this event, students are able to bring work from any of their subjects which they are particularly proud of, to show to members of staff and the Senior Leadership Team. These students are then rewarded with […]

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From a Kestrel to Kirk Balk

October 31, 2019, 3:36 pm

In October, Greg Davies, star of both TV and film, visited Kirk Balk as part of an upcoming BBC series that celebrates classic British literature. As a former teacher himself, Greg wanted to step into the shoes of Barry Hines (a former teacher at Kirk Balk) in order to delve into the inspiration between Hine’s […]

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Sporting Success continues at Kirk Balk

October 31, 2019, 3:32 pm

On 5 October 2019, the Year 7 boys were able to overcome large odds to win 8-6 in their English Schools Football Association Cup tie against Mirfield Free Grammar. It was a solid performance from all the boys involved considering the constant rain and the pitch resembling a mud bath by the end of 90 […]

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Star Students Shine in Celebration Breakfast

October 23, 2019, 1:41 pm

On the morning of Friday 18th October, 24 of Kirk Balk’s most hard-working pupils were invited to attend a celebratory breakfast with the Senior Leadership Team. These pupils had all achieved effort grade 1 for every subject during the first STEP cycle of the year, which is a fantastic accomplishment, and no mean feat given […]

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Kirk Balk celebrate European Day of Languages

October 18, 2019, 7:45 am

On Thursday 26th September, Kirk Balk Academy celebrated European Day of Languages through a variety of fun activities that took place all week in both VMG and MFL lessons. The aim was to allow students to see the importance of learning a language and how this would then aid them in later life. All students were involved in […]

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Year 8 students become engineers

October 16, 2019, 10:21 am

Over 60 Year 8 students became engineers during a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) workshop funded by Shell and facilitated by Learn by Design. The Tomorrows Engineers Energy Quest session aimed to broaden students’ understanding of engineering careers and discovered that engineers are needed in all sectors, even in food and beauty! Students learnt […]

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