Humberside Cross-country 2015 - Saturday 7th February
Five of our students attended the annual Humberside Cross-Country Championships at Baysgarth School last Saturday morning.
Holly Dodsworth; Danielle Waters; Jack Tanser; Emmie Fenton and Libbi Hinson were our only representatives who braved the conditions and got out of their beds to race on a Saturday morning.
The hardest of disciplines –it showed great character and courage just to attend and that said a great deal about these particular students. In their representation for Sirius Academy; Hull and Humberside, they were winners even before they raced!
The first eight in races were to qualify for the national trials and although none of our students qualified at this level –they ran their hearts out and completed the gruelling course- not one gave in! Holly Dodsworth was our best placed student in 20th place.
A lesson in character-building these five students deserve a great deal of praise for their courageous efforts!
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.