WPT Newsletter - December

WPT Newsletter - December

Welcome to the 7th edition of our cross-Trust newsletter.

It’s been another busy few weeks across the Trust with everyone stepping up to ongoing challenges and achieving some wonderful things. 

This edition highlights just some of the fantastic achievements and things that we’ve been getting up to. 

On behalf of Wickersley Partnership Trust, we wish you a fantastic holiday and a Happy New Year – and as always, thank you for your continued support.

Christmas Card Competition Winners 2021

Christmas Card Competition Winners 2021

This term we held our third annual Christmas card competition, and today we are delighted to announce the winners.

The competition this year was incredibly tough – we had close to a thousand entries across six categories, and the quality of entries was simply stunning.

After much discussion and deliberation, eight winners were chosen. The winners were informed today and each received a festive prize package that included a supply of their winning Christmas card, a chocolate treat and an Amazon gift voucher.

Grace – Foundation Stage at Aston Hall Junior & Infant School

Poppy – Foundation Stage at Monkwood Primary

Eliza – Key Stage 1 at Monkwood Primary

Ethan – Key Stage 2 at Aston Hall Junior & Infant School

Miley – Key Stage 2 at Aston Hall Junior & Infant School

Izabela – Key Stage 3 at Thrybergh Academy

Oli – Key Stage 3 at Clifton Community School

Erin – Key Stage 4 at Rawmarsh Community School

Our annual Christmas card is on its way to all of our colleagues, stakeholders and friends of the Trust this week.

Congratulations to all winners, and thank you so much to all students who took part in the competition this year.

Rotherham School Games - U8s Into Hockey Festival

Rotherham School Games - U8s Into Hockey Festival

On Friday 10th December, Rotherham Hockey Club hosted the School Games U8 Into Hockey Festival. This event was designed as an introduction to the sport, with the children participating learning the basic fundamentals and how to be safe with a hockey stick.
The event was run by the Y9 and Y10 Sports Leaders from Wickersley School & Sports College and Rawmarsh Community School who – over their last few sports leader sessions – have been learning how to deliver fun, safe and inclusive hockey sessions.
Over 80 children from six schools took part in the event, which was really well received by school staff who were extremely complimentary of the Sports Leaders running the different stations. 
Mr Walker, School Games Organiser for Rotherham, said: “This was the first event our Sports Leaders have run independently and it was great to see them delivering to the Y3 children. All participants had a smile on their face throughout and we certainly have some PE teachers in the making on our leadership programme – well done to all involved”.
This event concludes our hockey programme after successful U11 Boys and U11 Girls pathway competitions.
For more information on Rotherham Hockey Club and the extra-curricular sessions they offer, click the button below.
Foljambe Student, Kourtney, Shaves Hair Off To Raise Money For Her Best Friend

Foljambe Student, Kourtney, Shaves Hair Off To Raise Money For Her Best Friend

Foljambe student, Kourtney, has recently shaved all of her hair off to raise money for her best friend – who is undergoing cancer treatment – to cover the hard times that the family have gone through recently, and to show her friend that she is not alone in fighting this battle.

She has raised over £1500!

Kourtney said: “I feel proud and so does by best friend.”

Well done, Kourtney – a truly amazing thing to do!

Rotherham School Games - U11 Boys Hockey Festival

Rotherham School Games - U11 Boys Hockey Festival

Yesterday, 120 children from 12 schools attended the Rotherham School Games U11 Hockey Tournament held at Rotherham Hockey Club.

Schools battled it out in two groups of six for a place in the semi final place in the afternoon. After a great morning of fixtures, Listerdale won group A and were joined in the semi finals by Thorogate. In group B, Aston Fence came out on top with Woodsetts finishing second, narrowly beating St Gerard’s on goal difference.

The semi finals were both extremely close matches with Listerdale beating Woodsetts and Aston Fence beating Thorogate to make it to the final.

In a repeat of last weeks final, scores were tied at 1-1 after golden goal extra time. This meant for the second week running the event would be decided with a penalty shuffle. After a tense match, Listerdale were eventually crowned Rotherham champions with Aston Fence as runners up. Both teams did their schools proud and will represent Rotherham at the South Yorkshire finals next year.

Mr Sutherill, School Games Organiser, said: “It was great to see so many children attending another School Games event. Every child who attended left with a smile on their face and was a credit to their individual school.