Sheffield Park Academy Newsletter February 2017 - page 6

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Sheffield Park Academy - Newsletter February 2017
ACE Day
Our third ACE Day of the year took place on Tuesday 24th January 2017. Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 students worked with
a number of external providers focusing on their futures and possible careers.
Year 7 students took part in an enterprise day, where they became entrepreneurs and put together a bid for a
Dragons Den style presentation. All students worked extremely hard on the marketing for their businesses, with some
outstanding presentations.
Year 8 and Year 9 worked hard to create personal career pathways, focusing on the various roles that are available in
different industries, interview techniques and application processes.
InspiringYouth Awards
This year saw an increase in students taking part in the Inspiring Youth Awards, run by South
Yorkshire Police.
Our students took part in both the Level 1 and Level 2 awards, with 3 students attaining a
Silver award, 2 a Bronze and other students achieving from level 7 up to level 4. A brilliant
effort - well done to all!
The level 2 students worked towards a level 3 CPD qualification, with three of our Year 11
students obtaining 10 credits, equal to a GCSE qualification. Two other students have 3 credits
towards the accreditation.
The awards ceremony, held at the Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel on Friday 20th January,
was attended by the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire Dr Julie MacDonald, the Lord Lieutenant
of South Yorkshire Andrew Coombs, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings and Baron David
Blunkett.
The Academy’s Sofia Sajid, who won the award for her Level 1 folder
last year, made an inspirational speech about how completing the
Level 1 and 2 awards had changed her life. David Blunkett praised
her in his speech, stating how inspirational she was.
Our very own Mrs Ashforth, LRC Manager was awarded a Chief
Constable’s Commendation for services to Inspiring Youth
The Inspiring Youth Awards are run by volunteers from South
Yorkshire Police and engages teenagers to work on projects,
improve their self-esteem and build on their life skills.
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