STUDENTS brought a taste of Christmas cheer to the local community after opening the doors to their academy to welcome in residents and the festive season.

  Around 40 guests enjoyed an afternoon tea, accompanied by carols, at an annual Yuletide extravaganza staged at Bede Academy, Blyth. Year 9 prefects served a selection of tasty treats prepared by the academy’s catering team. The perfect ambiance was created by a background of Christmas music as the Bede Academy Choir sang a host

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ENTERPRISING students impressed a panel of industry experts with their innovative and ecological thinking in an annual challenge to find the next generation of business leaders.

Reading apps to boost learning, a bike-mounted, self-projecting cycle lane and a dual-purpose gum massager and toothbrush were among a host of novel ideas as the Emmanuel Schools Foundation harnessed the power of Year 9 thinking. For the first time, the ESF Business Game brought together students from the recently enlarged trust, which now includes

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Bede Academy in Blyth has become one of the first schools in the country to be recognised for its work to develop good character in young people. The academy has been awarded the national ‘School of Character Kitemark’ and described as “a terrific example” of best practice in encouraging and supporting positive qualities in its

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