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Bri-Stor Apprenticeships week of Team Building

On the 3rd of April, a group of 22 Bri-Stor Group Apprentices set off to Elan Valley, Powys in mid-Wales for a week of intensive team building exercises, culminating in a local community project. Having completed the week, studying various aspects of team working and exceeding their own expectations, the team recap the week in their own words. Day 1 …

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Football – The A50 Challenge Cup

The JCB Academy football team recently took  part in the first leg of the A50 Challenge Cup. a competition against John Port School in Etwall, Derbyshire, where two legs are played. Leg one is the year 11 fixture and leg two is a year 10 fixture. The team with the best aggregate is the winner. The first leg was away at …

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Apprentice Administrative/Marketing Assistant

Annual salary: £8,586 Working days: Monday-Friday Working hours: 08:20-17:10 Monday-Thursday and 08:20-16:10 Friday Hours: 40 hrs Further information Download the Job Description by clicking here Download the Person Specification by clicking here To apply and for further information please contact: Miss Rebecca Lewis – Office Manager Tel: 01889 506103 email: r.lewis@jcbacademy.com

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Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall tells the story of the rise of Thomas Cromwell, the upstart confidante of King Henry VIII and his mission to grant Henry his divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, in order to marry his new love Anne Boleyn. Mantel writes the book from Cromwell’s perspective, which can be quite challenging especially …

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Land Rover 4×4 In Schools UK National Finals

On March 28th The JCB Academy competed at the UK national finals of the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools competition at Silverstone. One of the optional engineering activities at The JCB Academy is to compete in the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools challenge. A national competition where school teams of four work together to design and build a remote control …

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£925 Raised on Red Nose Day

We had a great day on Friday at The JCB Academy, raising over £925 for Comic Relief. A big thank you to everyone who took part. “It was great to see a large turnout in the Lodge [The JCB Academy Sixth Form building], and it was very satisfying to see so many people volunteering their break time to raise money for …

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Red Nose Day 2017

Students and staff at The JCB Academy are taking part in Red Nose Day with a host of fundraising activities again this year. The fundraisers include: non-uniform day cake sale in the restaurant sixth form soak-a-teacher, where students can pay £1 to throw wet sponges at staff guess the staff, where staff members have brought in a photo of when …

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UK National 4×4 Challenge Finals

We have made it through to the finals of the UK national Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge at Silverstone after competing in the regional finals in January at Shirelands Collegiate Academy, Smethwick.   The Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge requires students to build a radio controlled four-wheel drive vehicle to the specifications provided by the International …

Harper Adams Challenge

Harper Adams Challenge

When our new year 10 students come to The JCB Academy one of the first things they participate in is a one week residential trip to Harper Adams University in Shropshire. It is here that students receive an introduction to their first engineering challenge, the “Harper Adams Challenge”. When the students arrive back to the academy they continue the Harper …