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Activities Week

Rockwood Academy – December 2020.  We are very proud of the fact that in week 14th -17th December students at Rockwood Academy took part in a week of activity dedicated to wellbeing, curriculum knowledge and skill development.All curriculum subjects were tasked with designing a week long activity programme dedicated to fun, enjoyment and the development

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Echo Eternal wins Pearson National Teaching Award

27th November We are very proud to announce that the CORE Education Trust’s Echo Eternal project has won the Gold Pearson Teaching Award for Impact Through Partnership. CORE Education Trust’s Echo Eternal is a commemorative arts engagement programme inspired by Holocaust survivor testimony to promote respect and understanding between different communities. Rockwood Academy has been

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Rockwood students remember the fallen

11th November 2020 Every year Rockwood Academy is proud to remember those who fought for us in World War One and Two. This year, despite extra complications surrounding social distancing and COVID-19, the entire school came out to pay our respects at 11 am. Respecting memorial day is very important to us at Rockwood, because

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Rockwood students show their generosity for Children in need

Children in Need this year took place on the 13th of November and, as usual, Rockwood staff and pupils got fully invested in having fun and raising money for charity. Every year, Rockwood raises a fantastic amount of money; this year was no different, with an impressive £700 raised.  Throughout the day, there were a

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Black History Month

Black History Month Black History Month has long been an important event in the Rockwood calendar. This year, students from years 7 to 11 were involved in a range of activities across all subjects.   There was inspiration, with students learning about black people who have made the world a better place. In Science, students learnt about great black scientists like Patricia Bath

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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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