Summer School 2021

Summer School 2021

23/07/21 – 4pm A huge thank you to all staff and students who participated in this week’s WPT Summer Schools. Smiles were aplenty throughout the week as Y6 students took part in a range of classroom, creative and active sessions across two of our secondary school sites. 
 
For many, the highlight was experiencing water sports activities at Ulley Reservoir. However, our visit to Magna was also a hit among a number of students.
 
We look forward to welcoming even more participants on Monday for the start of our Week 2 Summer School, bringing together students from across all five of our secondary schools.
 
All of our Summer School events are intended to support transition into Y7, while also providing opportunities for academic catch up and enrichment following another year disrupted by the pandemic.

23/07/21 – 2pm Yesterday our summer school students visited Magna and experienced Earth, Air, Fire and Water. They were exposed to ‘the big melt’ where they learnt about the steel industry and the history behind the site on which Magna was built and experimented with the 4 elements, learning of their significance and the science behind how each of the elements are formed, are used and their significance in their everyday lives. The students and staff had an amazing day exploring and learning and we couldn’t leave without having a bit of free time at the Park in the afternoon sun.

Bookmark this page for more updates next week!

 
WPT Young Musician of the Year Awards

WPT Young Musician of the Year Awards

Over the last couple of months,  students from across the Trust have been competing in the ‘WPT Young Musician of the Year 2021’ competition, which was set up this year to give our students a platform to perform.

This was the first WPT Young Musician of the Year competition and was all done virtually due to the current Covid restrictions. 

38 students from across the Trust (FS2 to Year 11) entered and had to perform two pieces – which were adjudicated by three musicians with a wealth of performing experience – before the finalists performed a third piece. 

We can now reveal the winners of each category…

Russell Taylor – WINNER

Michalina Kasprus – KS1 INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR

Mollie Antcliff – JUNIOR VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Lena Sadowska – KS2 INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR 

Zak Myers – KS4 INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR 

JJ Mafuta – KS3 INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR 

Nikolas Badi – SENIOR OPEN MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Last night we hosted an awards ceremony for the winners at our Cranworth site, where  some of them performed live in front of an audience and collected their certificates and trophies.

Sarah Bingham, WPT Music Lead said: “This was our first time doing this and ideally it wouldn’t have been virtual but we’ve changed and adapted to make it work. 

“The competition was just a snippet of the huge amount of talent we have across the Trust from all ages but a big well done and congratulations to all of our winners.”

Congratulations to every single one of the students who entered the competition – you were all amazing!

Watch the video of the event below.

WPT Newsletter - July

WPT Newsletter - July

Welcome to the fifth edition of our half-termly cross-Trust newsletter. 

After what’s been another challenging academic year, we want to share some of the fantastic things that have been happening across all of our schools. 

Once again, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all staff, students and communities of Wickersley Partnership Trust for your continued hard work and support this year.

Happy summer!

WPT Hosts Year 6 Residentials

WPT Hosts Year 6 Residentials

Over the last two weeks, we have been hosting Year 6 residentials for all of our primary schools. 

As the Year 6s couldn’t go far and wide for their residential trips this year, we pitched up tents on our field and got the boats out at Ulley to give them some lasting memories before they head off to their new schools.

Over the course of the two days, Year 6 students threw themselves into all of the activities including: canoeing, kayaking, raft-building, ball games, flag tennis, the blindfold challenge, Cranworth treasure hunt and dancing. 

We’d had some fantastic feedback from our Year 6s and we’re glad we could give them a send-off they deserve. 

Thank you to everyone who made the trip possible.

WPT Hosts Year 6 Proms

WPT Hosts Year 6 Proms

Last week, we hosted Year 6 proms for all our primary schools at our Cranworth site to celebrate their primary journey before they head to their new schools.

Whilst their last year at primary has been far from normal, we wanted to wrap their time with us up with games, dancing, food and friends!

Across the site, we had different stations so there was something for everyone to enjoy:

The students danced the night away with our designated disco space. 🕺

The football mad had a pitch and a shoot-out area – a big thank you to Rotherham United Football Club for providing this! ⚽

A games area (including splat the rat, jenga and limbo) and an arts and crafts section was also popular among our students. 🎨

And lastly – to remember the night forever – we had a photo booth for those who wanted to walk down the red carpet, escape to an enchanted forest or fight off a dinosaur! 📸🤳

We would like to take this time to wish all our Year 6 students the best of luck in their next steps. 

Take a look at some of the photos below. 👇