The opening inclusion event of the year was held at St Mary’s on Thursday 11th October. For it, we returned to an old favourite...boccia.
There was a mixture of experienced members and some new additions to the team. We hoped the mix of old heads and youthful enthusiasm would pay dividends by the end of play.
Ade Adedayo started the day off fantastically as, whilst myself and Mrs Watson were taking care of the admin side, he took it upon himself to lead a warm up game and held the newbies get to grips with rules and techniques.
Team A: Flynn Clark Adedamola Adedayo Trust Umudjoro Matthew Waslin
Team B: Lealah Cassidy Ciarran Casey Jack Gray Ben Close
The games were back and forth with both teams coming together for a 'debrief' after each game. There were some outstanding performances with Ade and Jack being named player's player of the day. Moment of the day, however, came from Flynn Clark who performed what Mrs Watson could only describe to me as "one of the finest shots she'd ever witnessed on a boccia court" when he wiped out 2 of his opponents boccia balls with a single flick of the wrist. A 2 point loss was converted to a 1 point win...unbelievable stuff!
The days play concluded with the award ceremony, Sirius A were able to win their category and claimed a deserved gold. Sirius B held up their end of the bargain too with a fantastic 3rd place in their category!
Well done to all involved, it was a thoroughly enjoyable day and all students represented the academy impeccably and a huge thank you to Mrs Watson for her support on the day (her team won gold). Well done!
Due to the current restrictions that we all face we are unable to host our annual Open Night for prospective pupils and their parents/carers. We acknowledge the important decision that you all are set to make in selecting your preference for secondary education in 2021 and are keen for that decision to be an informed one.
Thus, we are hosting a Virtual Open Night on Thursday 8th October 2020 for all pupils that are considering Sirius Academy West as their destination for September 2021. The evening will feature the premiere of our own short film and also provide additional links to other informative videos. These will include introductions to key staff, testimonials from current students, overviews of the varied subjects and courses available at the academy, and an all access tour following a current student during an academy day.
The event will also promote the academy’s thorough transition programme that seeks to remove barriers to movement from Year 6 to Year 7 and allow all pupils to thrive on arrival. Despite the enforced closure in March, many pupils in our local Primary Schools have already started this journey with themed visits to the academy in Year 5.
The academy has been heavily oversubscribed for places within Year 7 in recent years and we expect this to be repeated again this year. We encourage pupils and parents to not miss out!
For any additional information regarding the event, and/or details regarding the transition process, please contact Mr Gordon on (01482) 352939. All of the Year 6 pupils in our local Primary Schools will soon receive individual invites to their evening.