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.

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.

Rawmarsh Student, Zak Angell, Wins Gold

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

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.

NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Bus Makes Stop at Wickersley Sixth Form

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.

GCSE Results Day 2021

GCSE Results Day 2021

We would like to say a massive congratulations to all of our Year 11 students from Clifton Community School, Rawmarsh Community School, The Gainsborough Academy, Thrybergh Academy and Wickersley School and Sports College for their GCSE results.

You should all be incredibly proud of all that you have achieved during your time at secondary school.

We wish you the best of luck with whatever you go on to do next.