"At Sirius Academy, we pride ourselves in nurturing innovative and creative leaders through a diverse Enterprise Education programme that is critical in helping students to develop skills necessary in a 21st Century world.
We know that it is crucial for our students to have academic qualifications but also the skills to function in our modern, ever-changing society. Sirius Academy is proud to say we have developed strong links with local employers in and around the City of Hull who support the Academy’s aim in providing students with access to a wide range of opportunities to engage in enterprise activities for all ages.
Through Sirius Academy’s commitment to enabling students to access opportunities to develop their entrepreneurial skills, we have been fortunate to take part in many outstanding enterprise events. Sirius Academy has its’ very own radio station ‘created for the students, by the students’ and operated by the students, which our student body proudly calls ‘Sirius ON Air’.
Enterprise Transition events are also built into students’ enrichment experiences in Year 7 and 8 where students have the opportunity to work with local employers and the National Enterprise Company sponsored by Theo Paphitis. Students in Years 9 have the opportunity to take part in the annual Global Enterprise Week events at Guildhall and students in Year 10 also have the opportunity of working with the Mosaic Network supported by The Princes Trust. Sirius Students’ also form their own business’ ‘The Sirius Sellers’ throughout the year and apply their enterprising skills to make themselves money!
It is with the enthusiasm and support from our students that we are able to engage in enterprise opportunities and from these events Sirius Academy students were invited to visit No.10 Downing Street to speak to the Education Secretary about the importance of integrating enterprise in to their education. Our students were then invited to meet HRH Prince Andrew on the 10th October 2014 to support his campaign to develop enterprise education in to schools.
During 2016, Year 9 students entered the Siemens Greenpower competition and proudly won and then built themselves their very own sports car which they raced around Hull’s city centre during Hull’s City of Culture 2017 celebrations and this year Sirius College now has their very own race machine.
These are but a few of the opportunities that we work together as a community to make accessible to our students at Sirius Academy and we will continue to aid our students in not only their academics but also their skills that are critical in entering whatever pathway they choose for the future and will make them ready for the world of work.”