Last night 3 students from Sirius academy took part in the Humberside and District Youth Speaks competition organised by the Rotary Club and hosted by Hull University. The competition allows young people from Hull, Lincolnshire and the East Riding to voice their opinions on a subject matter in front of large audience.
Salman Abid (Chairperson) Alex Williamson (Speaker) Abigail Hattersley (Vote of thanks)
The team were required to speak for a total of 10 minutes on their topic of vanity and perfection and were also challenged with a question requiring an articulate and spontaneous answer. The team delighted the audience and judges showing an astounding level of composure under pressure and on several occasions had the audience laughing with their witty presentation. Unfortunately the team did not place in the top three, however the experience competing for the first time in such a competition mainly against sixth form students is a huge achievement.
If you see any of the team please congratulate them on a fantastic performance and for getting into school today following a very late night.
The team were also supported by several other students and budding young speakers from the Academy. Libby Fox Daisy Johnson Ally-May Radford Raza Aziz Kama Clifford Dimitri Grammenos
All of the attending students were a credit to the Academy, speaking to members of Rotary club and other schools with aplomb.
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.