The first Year 8 homework for the Autumn 2020 term is a competition inspired by the work of Hull-born artist René Levesley. Levesley now lives in London but still creates work with a Hull flavour! The students were tasked to draw their favourite celebrity or a character from a book, film or game and to put a witty twist on it in the Levesley style. The artist has provided three fabulous prizes for the winners and is judging the entries from the best thirty. There have been almost 200 entries with some fabulous ideas and there will be a big display of all the entries once the judging is complete. Well done to everyone who took part and thanks to the artist for his giving up his time and work to support an exciting and worthwhile competition to kick Year 8 Art off in style.
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.