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Students complete 13-hour, 26 mile Three Peaks Trek to raise £2,100 for Cancer Research!

At 3.30 am on a cold Saturday morning, 13 students from Y11 departed for the Hill Inn at Chapel-le-Dale. After a quick pitstop in Hawes, we arrived at just after 6.10am. We met our expert guide, Heather, who gave us a rundown of the …

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Three Peaks hopefuls hit the press

Our Three Peaks Challenge has been featured in the Pontefract and Castleford Express! You can read the full article here …

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Sparking students interest in electricity generation at Drax power station

As GCSEs loom for Y11s, students from Airedale Academy visited Drax power station, the UK's largest coal-powered station, to see how electricity is generated using biomass and coal. After being given security …

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Students clock up 12 miles in final Three Peaks training walk

As preparations continue for the Three Peaks, our Y11 students walked just over 12 miles around Pontefract Park and Newmillerdam. Today's training concentrated on long distance walking without stopping. We aimed …

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St Cuthbert's trophy is returned in the nick of time!

Students spent Wednesday afternoon of the half-term holiday trying to solve the mystery of the missing trophy at St. Cuthbert's School. Along they way, they had some difficult challenges to solve and codes to crack, …

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Students conquer Pendle Hill as preparation for Three Peaks continues

Eleven students and two members of staff set off early on Good Friday morning to Pendle in Barley, situated on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Upon arrival, they were met by their expert guide, Heather, and …

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