The Enterprise Showcase 2014 took place on Wednesday 1st October. Harry Knight, Joseph Boxall, Abigail Shearsmith and Mia Atkinson have been part of an important development project working with Engaging Education, Youth Enterprise, Lord Young and now His Royal Highness Prince Andrew - the Duke of York. Representing the Prince's Trust, the Duke of York visited students at Malet Lambert who were working in conjunction with students from Sirius Academy and Gillshill Primary School and various other thriving entrepreneurs. Prince Andrew was astounded by the amount of business talent in students so young. Prince Andrew also reviewed the development of the new Enterprise Board Game that Sirius, Malet and Gillshill has created together and several prototypes have been put in to production and were 'tested' by some of the teachers that were present yesterday (Mrs Smalley did not do well!). As a further development of this, students were tasked to create an App to deliver the board game - future plans for this are to create prototypes of the App to test.
An absolutely brilliant event that showcased the talent of students within Hull and showcased the importance and need for more Enterprise Education to be included in schools and the curriculum.
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.