On Wednesday 29th January, Sirius Academy West hosted over 80 of the most talented sports performers from our local Primary Schools for the first of a series of talent camps. The initiative aims to identify and develop talented sports performers, increase their exposure to different sports and signpost them to further opportunities.
Linking with local clubs, highly-qualified external coaches and current Physical Education instructors, the scheme seeks to unite talented Year 5 pupils throughout the local area on a regular basis. It is hoped that the current skills the pupils possess can be transferred to a range of different sports.
The first event provided the chance for pupils to develop an understanding of the rules and tactics of Tchoukball. Working with Y12 Sirius Academy West leaders the pupils worked on basic passing, shooting and catching skills before competing in a series of games.
Congratulations to all those that attending and participated. Your attitude was outstanding and we were extremely impressed with your ability to pick up a new sport so quickly. Well done to Francis Askew B and Mr Wells the 2020 champions!
The pupils will continue to attend throughout the year for other events, including Gymnastics, Trampolining and Orienteering. The final session is based at Welton Waters in July for some fun in the sun!
Thank you to all the Primary Schools for their attendance and continued support.
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.