Pupils and staff of Ian Ramsey CE Academy have supported the Salvation Army Foodbank in Stockton this term. The donations will make a huge difference the lives of people in our local community this Christmas and, speaking to one of the people who run the foodbank highlighted the strong community links that our Academy has with the Salvation Army Foodbank. In the new year, we will continue to help the Salvation Army Foodbank to raise donations and help families
Parents and staff had a wonderful time at the Ian Ramsey CE Academy Christmas Showcase. What joy it is to see our talented pupils performing!
They raised over £1000 for good causes: Eastern Ravens, a local charity that supports young careers, including some at our school. Pupils also wanted to support a charity for those affected by Motor Neuron Disease, following the loss of a close family member of one of our staff. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who came along to celebrate with us at this very special time of year.
Anne Frank Trust
Pupils from Years 7, 8, and 9 took been taking part in a workshop led by the Anne Frank Trust UK. As part of the ‘Voices for Equality’ project, pupils explore different types of prejudice and discrimination and creating resources to inform and educate others, empowering them to challenge all forms of prejudice.
Dean of Durham
Ian Ramsey CE Academy is proud to be part of the Diocese of Durham!
Our pupils not only participated in the selection process, but also in the installation of the Dean of Durham.
Durham Cathedral Institute 1
In 2024, the UK is likely to see a general election. As we face a tumultuous period in national and global politics, Durham Cathedral hosted a discussion with Nick Robinson, one of the country’s leading journalists, and Ed Balls, a former cabinet minister and economist turned commentator. Pupils from Ian Ramsey CE Academy were able to participate in the discussions and share their views as young people in the UK.
Durham Cathedral Institute 2
Pupils in Years 10 and 11 took part in a debate at Durham Cathedral on the topic ‘Examining Schools: What’s the Future for Secondary Education?’ with Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England, Sir Jon Coles, Chief Executive of United Learning, Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, and lead Bishop for Education. Before the debate, pupils meet with Dame Rachel to express their views on the future of secondary education.
Pupils honoured and remembered those who gave their lives in defence of our freedom, and who continue to do so. We remember all those affected by war in the past and in the world today. We were lucky to have a service led by Rev. Paul Neville and veterans from the DLI which was live-streamed into every room in the Academy.
Each week pupils and staff explore on the theme of the week and use our discussions to reflect on what it means to each of us as individuals. Thoughts and ideas are recorded in our class Worship Journals.
Supporting Primary Pupils
Over the course of the Autumn term, pupils at Ian Ramsey CE Academy have worked to support pupils in some of our local primary school in the development and use of their prayer spaces to offer pupils of all faiths and none, the freedom to explore life questions, spirituality and faith in a safe, creative and interactive way.