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Sana joins the conversation at an event for Save the Children

On Wednesday 3 March, Year 11 student Sana took part in an event for Save the Children. Sana joined HRH The Princess Royal and experts from the UK and Kenya to discuss Save the Children’s global humanitarian and advocacy work in response to the pandemic, their work with children and families in the UK and

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UCL publishes report praising Rockwood Academy for Holocaust education

We are proud to announce that UCL have published their official report on our work promoting Holocaust education. The report explains why they decided to award us with their prestigious Quality Mark, as announced in 2020. You can read the report on their website: link This Quality Mark has been awarded to us by UCL’s

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Rockwood makes a pledge in honour of Holocaust survivor Ann Kirk

On January 20th Rockwood had the pleasure of hosting the Horizons 21 festival, this time honouring Holocaust Survivor Ann Kirk. Ann had to flee Germany at the age of ten to live with strangers in England, after experiencing many horrors in Germany because of her Jewish background. In Ann’s testimony about her experiences, she emphasises

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Rockwood opens £14 million new building

Rockwood Academy is proud to announce the opening of our brand new building. The building has been named after beloved close friend of the school, Mady Gerrard. The Mady Gerrard Building officially opened on Thursday the 7th of January. Rockwood held the opening ceremony online, in line with government lockdown regulations. You can watch the launching

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Shoe Box Appeal

Every year, students at Rockwood take part in the Shoebox Appeal, putting together shoeboxes of presents for Birmingham’s homeless. The campaign is very popular with our students because students can actually see with their own eyes what they are providing for those in need. This year, the lockdown presented us with a unique challenge: the shoe

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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

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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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