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Month: September 2021
Rawmarsh Student, Zak Angell, Wins Gold
Rawmarsh student, Zak Angell, has recently won a gold medal in the Taekwondo Polish Open in Warsaw – beating the European and World Number One in the final.
Zak competes at the highest level for his age and puts incredible effort into his training – travelling three times a week to his club in Nottingham.
Later this month, Zak has the opportunity to go for phase 2 of fighting, and should be successful!
This is a fantastic achievement and Zak has truly demonstrated that continued hard work always pays off.
Well done, Zak!
Dancing Success for Wickersley Student, Ruma Baker
We are so proud to share the success of Ruma Baker, Year 9 student at Wickersley School, who is doing incredibly well with her dancing.
She has only recently begun her journey with dancing, having transitioned from gymnastics to ballroom and Latin, and has just started competing with her first competitive partner, Christopher Buttle.
Together, they make a fantastic partnership, already making the top 7 in the Under 16s category in the UK – in both ballroom and Latin.
With their passion and work ethic, they hope to be in the finals very soon, which is absolutely amazing for a partnership formed only this year!
They will begin training in the Ukraine and Italy later this year to further develop their skills.
This determination and resilience embodies what we want to see in the ‘Wickersley Way’.
Wickersley School, Wickersley Partnership Trust and the Wickersley community wish you both all the best.
You can follow their dance journey on Facebook and Instagram.
Apprenticeship of the Week - Apprentice Autocare Technician (Kwik-Fit)
Apprentice Autocare Technician
Who would I work for?
What does the role involve?
You’ll learn to work with all kinds of makes and models of cars! Working alongside a qualified technician, you‘ll:
Replace and refit defective tyres including repairs and wheel balancing
Maintain high levels of Health and Safety within your centre
Demonstrate the fundamentals of vehicle systems including steering and suspension, braking systems, battery & charging systems, exhaust systems and air-conditioning
Learn how to deliver a ‘Kwik Fit’ experience to all our customers
Carry out safety inspections and routine maintenance to a high specification
How much will I be paid?
Annual wage: £8,831.00 – £13,473.00
How long is the apprenticeship?
As an apprentice on this fast paced, two-year Apprentice programme you will learn all of the skills to become a top Autocare Technician. Once you’ve achieved your apprenticeship at the end of a 27-month program, you’ll become a fully-fledged Kwik Fit technician with a guaranteed job.
What school grades do I need to access an apprenticeship like this?
Minimum 4-9 in GCSE English language and maths.
What training will they give me?
You must be prepared to stay away from home whilst attending training at our Training Academies. Training can be for up to 5 consecutive nights at one of our state-of-the-art Training Academies in Derby, Broxburn, Harlow and Reading for 15 separate weeks over the 27-month programme. All training costs including travel, hotel, breakfast and evening meal will be covered. On successful completion of the Apprenticeship qualifications achieved are:
- Level 2 Autocare Apprenticeship
- F-Gas Air conditioning qualification
NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Bus Makes Stop at Wickersley Sixth Form
Today – between 11am and 2pm – there was a NHS vaccination bus parked outside of Wickersley School and Sports College. The purpose of the bus was to provide first Pfizer vaccinations to as many of our Sixth Form students – who wished to receive the vaccine – as possible.
This was part of local efforts in Rotherham to get more young people (16+) vaccinated. For more information on the vaccine bus and who is eligible, please visit: https://yourhealthrotherham.co.uk/covid-vaccine/.
All of the students who ‘grabbed a jab’ today commented on the convenience of the bus – read what they said below.
Emily Curson, Sixth Form student, said: “Getting the vaccination was very quick and it was convenient that the bus was brought to us at school. It’s a good idea for us to get the vaccination at sixth form to protect ourselves and others.”
Aaban Shah, Sixth Form student, said: “I received the letter at home about getting the vaccine and a couple of days later I was told that there would be the vaccination bus outside of school, which was convenient. I think the vaccination bus is a great idea as it is mobile so it is more accessible to the public.”
Luke Richardson, Sixth Form student, said: “The vaccination process was quick, simple and well-organised. When I found out about the bus, I thought I may as well have the vaccine to protect myself more.”
Megan Harpham, Sixth Form student said: “The vaccine was good – it didn’t hurt at all. I decided to get the vaccine so that I can be protected to go to more places.”
Olivia Crerar, Sixth Form student, said: “I wanted the vaccine and it was quicker and safer for me to get the vaccine here than having to travel to other places for it.”
Jacob O’Sullivan, Sixth Form student, said: “It was good that it was right outside of school so that I could get the vaccine and start to get my vaccine passport to get into places.”
Thank you to the NHS for coming along and giving our students the option to quickly get their jabs.
Career of the Week: Firefighter
Firefighters help to protect people from fire and other dangers, and give advice on fire prevention. For this role, you…