Sheffield Park Academy November Newsletter 2016 - page 3

Sheffield Park Academy - Newsletter November 2016
Inspirational students
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Sofia took first place for the 2016 award, achieving both the top scorers award and overall ‘Best of the Best’ gold award, presented
in recognition of her work within the local community. Her efforts included support for primary schools’ homework clubs, ‘buddy’
reading with younger students at Sheffield Park Academy and helping with the ‘Run in
the Park’ event at Graves Park in Sheffield.
As part of her prize, Sofia and three other high scoring students spent two days in the
Scottish capital in September, with a visit to Holyrood, home of the Scottish Parliament,
where they were given a guided tour by Humza Yousaf – the Scottish Government
Minister for Transport and the Islands.
Accompanying Sofia and her fellow winners on the trip were South Yorkshire Police’s
Youth and Community Liaison Officer PC Bobby Dev, Chief Inspector Dave Turner MBE
and Retired Chief Inspector Tom Harrigan MBE, as well as Sheffield Park Academy’s own
Ann Ashford, Learning Resource Centre Manager.
Last but by nomeans lest,Year 11 student Abigail Kirk receiveda tophonour at the annual
United Learning Best in Everyone Awards earlier this year, beating stiff competition to
win the Social Action award.
The event, which was held at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, was attended by
United Learning schools from across the country, all of whom gathered to celebrate the
achievements of their students and teachers over the past year. The ceremony was co-
hosted by women’s rugby legend Maggie Alphonsi MBE and European Featherweight
Boxing Champion Josh Warrington.
High Hazels Academy
It’s been a busy time for the pupils of High Hazels Academy, who have been involved in a wide variety of transition
activities both here and at their own site.
At Sheffield Park, our young guests took part in a series of visits designed to help make the move from primary to
secondary education a smooth one, with recent activities seeing them spend the day taking part in food technology,
textiles, art and resistant materials activities, as well as visiting the academy’s Learning Resource Centre (LRC) to use its
facilities and computers.
Year 3 and Year 4 students also visited us to take part in creative writing workshops, whilst a group of enthusiastic Year 5s
have been encouraged to promote the books they have read to others within the school. They will also be reading books
that are shortlisted for awards and voting on which they think
should be the winner.
Back at High Hazel Academy, our LRC Manager has been helping
to run reading and writing projects, with the Year 6 students
taking on the role of journalists to produce their own magazine,
for distribution to students just before Christmas. The publication
will feature puzzles, competitions, seasonal
articles and recipes - look out for a copy
toward the end of term.
Sheffield Park’s Head of Modern Foreign
Languages, assisted by a newly qualified
language teacher, has also been across
to High Hazel’s, teaching French to KS2
students, whilst our PE department has been
delivering high quality fitness sessions to
pupils in Years 3
to 6, including
movement to
music, striking
and fielding and
1,2 4,5,6,7,8
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