Year nine students at Sirius Academy were recently given the opportunity to prepare for life in the workplace by taking part in an employability skills day.
The workshop was aimed at raising students' understanding of skills such as self management, teamwork, problem solving and building confidence, with organisations and businesses including KC, HETA (Humberside Engineering Training Association) and Sangwin hosting sessions throughout the day to promote those skills.
KC teamed up with educational workshop provider, Engaging Education, to deliver hints on how to boost confidence before the students split into groups and filmed their top ten confidence building tips to camera. The best tips will feature on a confidence boosting DVD which will be shared with young people in schools and colleges across the city.
Pete Rhodes, Director of CIT and Careers at Sirius Academy, said:
"At Sirius Academy we love to work with local companies in order to help our students prepare for their future."
Brendon Smurthwaite, KC's Community Coordinator, commented:
"Employability skills will play a big part in the future of the students we worked with and they really bought into that and were keen to learn. They came up with some very creative ways of presenting their tips on film, so I'm sure the DVD will make great viewing."
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.