WPT Newsletter - October

WPT Newsletter - October

Welcome to the sixth edition of our half-termly cross-Trust newsletter. As we’ve been getting back into the swing of things over the last few weeks, we’ve also had lots of exciting things happening across the Trust – some are showcased below.

We’re proud of our staff, students and the communities of Wickersley Partnership Trust for rising to the challenge and continuing to strive to achieve our aim of sending all of our young people into an ever-changing world able and qualified.

256 Thrybergh Academy Students Train To Restart a Heart

256 Thrybergh Academy Students Train To Restart a Heart

On Restart a Heart Day 2021, 256 students from Thrybergh Academy were trained in CPR and learned to restart a heart.

Incredible volunteers from Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and South Yorkshire Police gave up their time to support Restart a Heart Day.

This is part of our commitment to sending all of our young people into an ever-changing world able and qualified.

The school also welcomed one of the Queen’s Deputy Lieutenant’s for South Yorkshire – Mr Dyson.

All of the students involved are now all proud owners of a certificate to recognise their lifesaving skill. 

There will be further sessions later in the year for those who missed out or didn’t take part in the extracurricular session. 

It was amazing to see such a positive event in school.

WPT Host The Rotherham School Games' Tag Rugby Festival

WPT Host The Rotherham School Games' Tag Rugby Festival

Yesterday – at our Cranworth site – we hosted the Rotherham School Games’ Tag Rugby Festival.

This saw 16 schools from across Rotherham – including four of WPT’s primary schools – playing for their place in the South Yorkshire School Games final on Thursday 4th November.

All of the schools put in a huge team effort, and demonstrated fantastic determination and sportsmanship.

In the final, it was Sitwell Junior School and St Bede’s Catholic Primary School who went head-to-head for the win, with St Bede’s taking the victory.

Thank you to all schools for attending and good luck to St Bede’s and Sitwell, who will represent Rotherham at the South Yorkshrie School Games Finals next month.

Aston Hall Go Back to The Stone Age

Aston Hall Go Back to The Stone Age

This half term, Year 3 and Year 4 at Aston Hall Junior & Infant School have been learning about The Stone Age. 

In order to develop the students’ knowledge and understanding – beyond the classroom – of Stone Age lifestyles, the school arranged for Outback 2 Basics to come and deliver some workshops.

This company were stars in the Channel 4 series ‘Surviving the Stone Age’ and delivered fun and engaging activities for the children yesterday. 

The students got first hand experience of Stone Age clothing, animals, tools and hunting techniques.

All children also got to grind their own slate arrowhead and model a fat lamp from clay.

Apprenticeship of the Week - Equine Groom

Apprenticeship of the Week - Equine Groom

Job title
Apprentice in Horse Care – Equine Groom Level 2

Who would I work for?
Various locations including: equestrian centres, stables, livery yards and farms.

What does the role involve?
Day to day horse care including the general care and condition of the horses, preparing them for competition or riding.

Duties will include all aspects of Horse Care, e.g:

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming
  • Plaiting
  • Health care
  • Travelling
  • Feeding
  • Grooming at competitions / riding

How much will I be paid?
Minimum wage £129 per week

How long is the apprenticeship?
As an apprentice it will take about 13 months to complete the Level 2 as an equine groom. Progression to a Level 3 Senior Equine Groom would take approximately 18 months to complete.  A Level 3 Farrier apprenticeship takes a minimum of three years to complete.

What school grades do I need to access an apprenticeship like this?
Minimum 4 in GCSE English Language and Maths.

What training will they give me?
There are a choice of local training providers – and just this week there are 8 paid apprenticeship vacancies for this role within a 10 mile radius of Rotherham.

Training Providers include:

Stubbing Court Training: http://www.stubbingcourttraining.com/apprenticeships/#

Askham Bryan College: https://www.askham-bryan.ac.uk/uploads/files/27404_ABC_2021_Apprenticeships_Guide_6pp_A5_WEB.pdf

 We are also fortunate to have the National Horse Racing College so close to us in Doncaster – offering full time training in both jockeying and horse care.


Your Chance to Volunteer - UEFA Women's Euro 2022

Your Chance to Volunteer - UEFA Women's Euro 2022

Get involved with UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 in an exciting and unique way – by volunteering!

Whether it’s to gain or share your experience, see the event from a different perspective, or simply enjoy the feeling of helping out and making people’s day, there’s loads of reasons to apply to be a volunteer at this major tournament.

Rotherham New York Stadium is one of the 10 host stadiums for the event and they need your help in making UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 the best one yet!

With roles spread across Fan Zones, transport hubs, spectator services and stadium support, there’s something for everyone.

Volunteers are crucial for spreading the excitement, building the atmosphere and providing a positive experience to enhance the matchday for spectators a the tournament.

Applications to be part of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 volunteer programme is now open and will close on Monday 1st November 2021 at 3pm.

Interviews will be carried out between November and March 2022. 

All applicants are required to be over 18 and be able to travel to selected venues through their own means.

WPT Secondary Schools Celebrate European Languages Week

WPT Secondary Schools Celebrate European Languages Week

In the last week in the MFL Departments across Wickersley Partnership Trust, we have been celebrating European Languages Week.

There has been a number of activities going on around our schools, which have celebrated cultural diversity and enrichment.

Each day, teachers around our schools have organised activities where students can develop their language skills and broaden their cultural horizons. Our WPT students have enjoyed French, Spanish, German and Italian food tasting, beginner German and Italian lessons, MFL karaoke, Mexican Day of the Dead crafts and an MFL inspired bake off… just to name a few events.

In form tutor time, students even completed an escape room in which they learnt about the importance of languages as well as learn some key language skills. This gave students an opportunity to gain a pledge by learning a greeting in five different languages throughout the week.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all students who took part!

Here are just a few photos from the events that have taken place.