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NEWSLETTER: FRIDAY 6 may 2022

Fixtures                                               No Results this week

Summer PE clubs are now on including Tuesday athletics club, Wednesday handball club and Thursday morning basketball and football !  They are all mixed clubs and free!   Summer PE clubs are now on including Tuesday athletics club, Wednesday handball club and Thursday morning basketball and football !  They are all mixed clubs and free!

WARDEN PARK Young Enterprise team wins BIG!

PICKING UP three awards at Sussex, Brighton & Hove showcase event

Students from Warden Park attended a showcase event yesterday where they presented the company’s journey. During the afternoon at BHASVIC school in Brighton, the team of 13 students from year 9 and 10 exhibited their phone grips and DVD clocks, presented a summary of their journey in front of an audience and answered questions from a panel of judges.
Pops n Clox were standout winners, beating three BHASVIC companies and other local schools to win the Best Company award. They also won an award for Teamwork and a finalists’ trophy. The company is now required to submit a video and report to enter the South East regional awards.
Ms L Paliotta, Teacher of Business

Dance Show 2022

Wow what an amazing performance year 7-11 dancers put on at Hurstpierpoint College theatre.  Outstanding work choreographed mainly by the dancers. I am so proud of all the dancers that took part (over 100 students), I have received several compliments on how fantastic they all are. 
I would like to thank all the students, parents and staff who came to watch the spectacular performance. I am already looking forward to planning the show for next year.
A video of the dance show will shortly be released. More details to follow soon.
Miss E Lelliott, Teacher of Dance

From the Friends

Thank you to everyone who supported the Spring Fair last Saturday afternoon. The weather was perfect, and there was a wide range of stalls, food and drink to visit.  We really appreciate the parents who supported us by baking the cakes, helping us sell and take in the Bags donated for the Bags2School or came for a wander and made the Fair the success it was.  Friends were able to raise £480 on the day.
300 Club tickets.  You can help to raise funds for the school in a fun way via the 300 Club.  It is called this as there are a maximum of 300 tickets available to be purchased at £20 each.  These tickets give you access to 12 monthly draws where you can win a cash prize. The more active tickets, the higher the potential prize pot, and the more Friends will raise.  Tickets can be purchased on the ParentPay website

Careers Cafe's are up and running again!

Now that we can welcome visitors back into the Academy we have been able to offer our students in Yrs 8, 9 and 10 the opportunity to attend Careers talks in a range of Industry sectors. So far we have been lucky enough to have volunteers come in to tell students all about the world of work as an Entrepreneur, within the Law Industry and the many roles within the British Army.
Many students signed up to these talks and have also signed up to the remaining ones this term uncovering information and routes in to Veterinary, Aviation, Human Resources and the Police Force.
A new selection of Careers Cafe's will be revealed for the Autumn term so keep your eyes peeled for the Google Form from me.
Mrs Targett, Student Futures Manager

GCSE Dance News 

What a busy few weeks it has been in the dance department.  Year 11 practical exams have been in full swing since the start of the term. What an impressive start to the term, after months of hard work both in lesson and outside of the classroom students have now completed 60% of their GCSE. 

Well done to all the dancers in year 11 and to all the other years who have been in choreographies supporting year 11. I  wish all the Year 11 dancers the best in their upcoming exams. Keep up the good work and keep dancing!

Year 10’s are now starting their solo choreography practice ready to go into year 11. Year 9’s are now starting to learn street dance to support one of our professional works studied, Emancipation of Expressionism.

 

Miss E Lelliott, Teacher of Dance

may sports courses

There's still time to book our Multi Sports and Tennis Camps for the May half term holiday but spaces are going FAST!

Click here to register your interest in our Multi Sports - 1, 2 or 3 day course - Monday 30 May, Tuesday, 31 May and Wednesday 1 June - £20 per day

KS1 tennis event @ warden park

150 KS1 students from St Wilfrids, St Giles, Lindfield, Bolnore, Bolney, Holy Trinity, Blackthorns and St. Peter’s (Ardingly) visited to Warden Park to take part in a tennis event.
They took part in a variety of tennis activities and loved it!
The leaders are just getting better and better. Our next event is the Road to Eastbourne Tennis event for years 3 and 4.
Ms Turner

Further gym success for Max

Max recently represented the South East at the 2022 Inter-Regional Acrobatic Gymnastics Competition. Max and his partner did brilliantly and achieved a Bronze medal in a very competitive group. The South East team came third place amongst all regions of the UK and Max proudly accepted the award on behalf of all the South East.

out of school success

Erin W (99M) competed with BPM Dance Academy at the National Street Dance Championships annual weekend event at Camber Sands during the Easter holidays. 
This is always a tough competition and Erin’s 14 and under age category was one of the largest. 
Erin danced her way through 4 heats, 5 callbacks, beat 41 other dancers and took a massively well deserved 2nd place.
Here she is photographed with the professional dancer from “Twist and Pulse".
Well done Erin 

Understanding Young People's Mental Health

FREE workshops for parents and carers from West Sussex Mind
As a parent, we often find ourselves ill-equipped when it comes to dealing with, or even being aware of, our child's or young person's mental wellbeing, but help is at hand. West Sussex Mind are running a series of friendly, confidential and relaxed workshops where we will discuss about the challenges to young people's mental health, gain confidence in having conversations about how they are feeling and thinking and explore ways to help your young person with any emotional difficulties.

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Year 7 role models enjoy breakfast on us!

104 students out of a year group of 300 attained a Character for Learning average score of `Role Model.` Just fantastic!
We enjoyed Pain au Chocolat, croissants and bacon rolls!

News from student futures

Haywards Heath Sixth Form College have their Legally Blonde musical on 18 and 19 May. 

It might give those interested in performing arts an idea of the type of things students work on at the college!

Is there a Doctor in the house? Attention Years 8, 9, 10 and 11

BrightMed identifies and supports young people from across Sussex who have the potential to become tomorrow’s doctors.
The programme will increase awareness of what it takes to study medicine and healthcare subjects, through fun, inspiring and interactive teaching focused on medicine, health and science.
BrightMed works with students from Year 9 to Year 13. As a ‘BrightMedder’, young people will take part in regular Saturday sessions that involve knowledge sessions, activity days, lectures and seminars. There is also an opportunity to experience life as a student with a stay at the University of Sussex campus during a four-day residential summer school at the end of Year 12.
Every year BrightMed aims to recruit 80 Year 8 students, who will start the programme at the beginning of Year 9. Often we also have spaces in other years and so would encourage applications from those currently in Year 8, 9, 10 or 11.
For eligibility, further information and to express your interest please click here  

APPRENTICESHIPS SPECIAL FROM REWARDS TRAINING

As you may be aware, here at Rewards we specialise in Apprenticeships – which are available to individuals age 16 and over. During National Apprenticeship week, we created a presentation which gives a good all-round understanding of what is on offer with Rewards.  https://www.rewardstraining.co.uk/apprenticeship-video 

Click here for the apprenticeship guide for parents 

Rewards have also started to offer Traineeship opportunities. Traineeships are an education and training programme with work experience for young people, whose preference is to find a job or apprenticeship but who lack the skills, experience and behaviours sought by employers.

Click here for information on Traineeship opportunities

All  ‘live’ apprenticeship vacancies can be found at https://www.rewardstraining.co.uk/become-an-apprentice . There is also have a brand new ‘KEEP ME INFORMED’ option, which can be found on the vacancy page to make sure no opportunities are missed. Register your name, email address and sector of interest, to receive notification of any NEW opportunity that may be of interest.

If any parents / carers or students have any questions or would like any more information, please contact:

Donna Eyre - Apprenticeship Opportunities Advisor

T: 01293 562 651 W: www.rewardstraining.co.uk

Brighton MET and Northbrook MET

We know that visits to college campuses are highly valuable experiences for prospective students and are also aware that a lot of time at school has been missed in the last two years. With this in mind we have decided that this year we will hold our dedicated Year 10 open events out of school hours. We hope this will mean more students are free to visit us to get their first taste of what life is like at college. So I am delighted to confirm that our Year 10 Taster Open Events will run on the following dates:

 Tuesday 5 July - 3.30-5.30pm

Brighton MET, Central Brighton Campus, Pelham Street, Brighton, BN1 4FA

Northbrook MET, West Durrington Campus, Littlehampton Road, Worthing, BN12 6NU

Wednesday 6 July - 3.30-5.30pm

Northbrook MET, Broadwater Campus, Broadwater Road, Worthing, BN14 8HJ

Wednesday 6 July -  3.30-5pm

Northbrook MET, Shoreham Airport Campus, Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5FF

Thursday 7 July - 3.30-5pm

Brighton MET, East Brighton Campus, Wilson Avenue, Brighton, BN2 5PB

More details and the booking form can be found here:

https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/year-10-taster-open-events

If your next steps are undecided and you're not sure if further education is the best route for you, 
take a look at some apprenticeships that are currently available in our area. If you are interested please apply directly to the company - links on the job descriptions.

Fundraising for a 3G defib!

Our Premises Manager, Mr Woolsey is taking part in the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride to raise funds for a defibrillator and secure box to house it for our 3G pitch at the Academy.
(Please note this is a new link.  Dan has already raised nearly £400).  

Summer holiday sports courses now live!

Are you concerned about the lack of engagement from your teenagers and how active they may be over the Summer holidays?  We may have an answer to entice them away from the X Box and phone!
For the current years 7, 8 and 9 if you book 1 day you get the 2nd half price, if you book 2 days you get the 3rd day free.
Often children only want to take part if a friend is doing so.  We encourage them to show character and just get involved and make new friends. 
For the younger students 0 to 6 if you book on for 2 full courses you will get the 3rd course for FREE.
Please see the booking links below for the courses we offer.  ILink includes dates, prices and how to reserve your place.

We have 2 Summer  holiday Tennis courses too!  See posters below.  Please note the different dates.

summer term pe clubs

Click here for our Summer term PE clubs.

Looking Ahead: IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - 2021/22

 

Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June - Half Term

Friday 24 June - Inset Day (Academy closed to students)

Friday 24 June - Year 11 Prom

Monday 27 June - Year 6 Parents Evening (joining in September 2022)

Friday 8 July - Sports Day

Monday 11 July to Friday 15 July - Enrichment / Work Experience Work

Thursday 21 July - End of Term.  Students dismissed by 1pm

Dates are subject to change - please keep an eye on your inbox and website calendar for updates 

Term Dates

Do not rely on Google searches when looking at term dates.  You must refer to term dates published in newsletter or on our website.  Thank you.

Click here for term dates 2021/22

FRIENDS 300 Club

Tickets are still available for the 300 club.  Each ticket costs £20 and gives you 12 opportunities to win – 1 a month.  3 numbers are drawn and will win a prize – the amount will vary depending on how many tickets have been sold in a particular month.  Tickets can be bought via ParentPay.

Invitation girls in Years 10 & 11

Burgess Hill Girls is hosting their fantastic annual tomorrows women conference. 

This is an amazing opportunity for young women to hear from a variety of professionals. We are trying to promote the event and it would be great if you could share the event with students as this would be a great opportunity for them.

Click here to book your FREE ticket