Entire nation challenged to step up for Sport Relief

Thornaby Academy has joined a host of famous faces as the nation comes together to beat an epic one billion steps a day, every day, for Sport Relief. Sport Relief is back and for the first time ever every corner of the UK has been home to a challenge as the whole nation comes together […]

Childline app helps teenagers say ‘no’ to sexting

An anti-sexting app from Childline is using humour to help teenagers deal with unwanted requests for sexual images of themselves. The Zipit app has been updated as new figures from Childline reveal the NSPCC service held 2,634 counselling sessions about sexting and self-generated explicit images in 2016/17. Sexting was also the most viewed topic on the Childline website last […]

Honoured to hear a survivor’s story

On Friday 2 February 2018, Marc Schatzberger, a Holocaust survivor, visited Stockton Sixth Form College to deliver a talk about his experiences. Students in Y9-11 from Thornaby Academy were honoured to hear his moving testimony and were able to ask questions and reflect on what it means for young people in Britain today. 

Y7 Squashed Tomato Crest Awards

At the start of the year, all Year 7 students took part in the ‘Squashed Tomato Challenge’. The students had to design and build their own method of safely transporting tomatoes from a height of one metre across a two metre gap without directly touching them. As well as being a fun group activity, the […]

Faraday Challenge

Six Year 8 students were selected to represent Thornaby Academy at the regional heat of the National Faraday Challenge, hosted by Macmillan Academy. The challenge had a STEM focus and the students worked all day to solve a series of Science and Engineering problems, design a new ride for the sponsors of the event, Thorpe […]

Tomorrow’s Engineers

Since November, the robotics club at Thornaby Academy has been engineering and coding Lego Mindstorm robots in preparation for the Tomorrow’s Engineers Robotics Challenge Competition on Friday 9 February 2018.  They have been working collaboratively on connecting various motors and sensors to an intelligent ‘brick’ and using EV3 software to program these to achieve specific […]

MP visits Thornaby Academy

We were delighted to host a visit from Stockton MP, Dr Paul Williams on Friday 23 February 2018. As part of the visit, Dr Williams met with the Principal and her senior team to discuss the strengths of Thornaby Academy and the challenges we face. As part of the visit, Dr Williams was part of […]

The Scholars Programme

In December 2017, twelve gifted Year 9 students were selected to take part in the Scholars Programme run by the educational charity The Brilliant Club. These pupils were selected due to their maturity, determination and enthusiasm to succeed. The pupils involved are: Sanjida, Jude, Chloe, Harvey, Ashley, Sophie, Luke, Keelan, Ellie, Lily, Xander and Ciaran. […]

Respect Day 2

Respect Day 2 welcomed Joe Winterschladen from the charity Evaluate, who delivered ‘Relationships and Sex’ workshops to our Year 8 and Year 11 students. The main focus was understanding the values, and qualities needed for a healthy relationship. Discussions focused on personal stories, the benefits of delaying sex, information on STIs, contraception and pregnancy. The workshops really helped […]

Table tennis triumph – twice for Eve!

Eve has won the first and second round of the County Schools (North) Individual Secondary Table Tennis tournament. From this, she will travel to Wolverhampton on Saturday 21 April 2018 to compete in the Regional round in hope to secure another win and gain a place at the National finals (date TBC). Eve told us: […]