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Rockwood students praised by army brigadier

Six Year 11s and two Year 10s received praise today from Brigadier Stuart Williams OBE, in a special award ceremony in which they were given their Level 2 Award for Young Leaders. The brigadier praised the students’ resilience, and he urged them to continue to show their leadership skills going forward. The brigadier joined us

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Rockwood student wins prestigious award  

16th September   We are pleased to announce that Sana Hanif, from Year 11, has been named as the first ever Eternal Flame Fellow at a prestigious event this month. The award ceremony was organised by Echo Eternal, the commemorative arts engagement programme inspired by Holocaust survivor testimony. The special guest at the award ceremony

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Rockwood students take part in Arts Week

10th August 2020   Over the summer holidays, students from Rockwood joined those from Arena Academy, Central Academy, City Academy and Jewellery Quarter Academy for a collaborative arts week, organised by Echo Eternal.   The students got to know their peers from other schools, often students from very different backgrounds and parts of Birmingham to

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Prestigious quality mark awarded to Rockwood

July 15th 2020   UCL’s Centre for Holocaust Education has awarded Rockwood with their prestigious quality mark, making us only the sixteenth school to achieve this accolade.   The quality mark recognises Rockwood’s exemplary Holocaust education, and the accreditation process explored the details of every aspect of our genocide curriculum. The accreditor, an esteemed academic

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Learning continues at Rockwood despite lockdown

18th June 2020 Students at Rockwood are still getting an exemplary education, despite the difficult circumstances. We have very quickly moved to remote learning for all year groups, with students receiving “live” lessons through Microsoft Teams. Our students are now well-versed in how to learn in this manner: through Teams, they can listen to their

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Rockwood’s latest Echo Eternal film released

18th May 2020 Rockwood’s latest film for Echo Eternal has been released. The video was made in collaboration with students from Nansen Primary School and it was filmed on location at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, before the lockdown started. The film reflects on the experiences of Marie Chantal Uwamahoro, a survivor of the 1994 Genocide Against

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Rockwood students agree a new school Charter

April 1st 2020 Shortly before lockdown started, our students voted to choose our new school Charter. As a Unicef Rights Respecting School, Rockwood Academy is committed to embedding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into everything we do.  As part of this commitment, we have re-developed our school charter. The charter

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Rockwood students visit Barcelona 10th March 2020

10th March 2020 15 students from year 9 took part in a very successful and extremely enjoyable six-day Spanish Trip to Barcelona. This was organised by the MFL department in order to raise cultural awareness and to give Spanish students a chance to practise their speaking skills! Students left school early on the Thursday morning

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Dr Agnes Kaposi returns to Rockwood

On Tuesday 25th February, Dr Agnes Kaposi, Holocaust survivor and emeritus professor in electrical engineering, returned to Rockwood Academy to share her life experiences with students at the school, helping to upkeep Rockwood’s CORE values of Collaboration, Opportunity, Respect and Excellence.   Dr Agnes delivered two assemblies, outlining her life as a young girl in

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The Playhouse: Tapestry visits Rockwood to discuss Extremism Dangers

On Tuesday 4th February, Rockwood’s school hall was transformed into a theatrical space as year 9 students took part in an interactive drama provided by The Playhouse’s Tapestry programme.   Through the unfolding of the drama, students witnessed the dangers of grooming and extremism as they discovered how extremist ideas can be formed, and the

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