To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 Sirius Academy West hosted their own version of The Apprentice for nearly 200 pupils from our local Primary Schools. Pupils from Rokeby, Christopher Pickering, Wheeler, Ainthorpe, Paisley, Eastfield and Newington competed to create, develop and market their own Safari Park. Granted an initial £50,000, teams had to then budget how they would spend the funds on a location for the park, the number and type of animals, and the different attractions required to entertain visitors.
Five teams made it through to the afternoon's presentation stage where they then had the opportunity to discuss their Safari Park with three Dragons! Teams were questioned about how they had spent their initial budget, the profitability of the park and any unique selling points that would make their park different to others. After some intense discussions Team Panda managed to just hold off the strong challenges of their nearest competitors.
Congratulations to all those that took part in today's effort. Your attitude and conduct throughout the day was outstanding and a credit to your individual Primary Schools. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
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.