NEWSLETTER: FRIDAY 13 may 2022
jack the lad returns to the academy
We were excited to welcome Jack Hayes, know as Jack the Lad, the well-known former host of the Breakfast show on Heart FM, to meet with our Year 9 students for the final time on Wednesday. This was the last day in a series of 3 visits that Jack made to Warden Park and we wish to extend huge thanks to him, Dare to Dream, LoveLocalJobs Foundation our local sponsor, First Central Insurance for this fantastic event. First Central have done an amazing job of mentoring some of our students throughout the programme and the feedback has been really positive as to the general wellbeing of these young people. We will be going to spend some time at their offices next month to be shown the various departments of a busy, successful organisation.
Dare to Dream is a programme created by the LoveLocalJobs Foundation, which aims to support the self-awareness, resilience, employability skills and wellbeing of young people.The programme also challenges young people to change the way they think, feel and behave to give them the confidence they need to fulfil their potential and be the best possible version of themselves they can be. Jack's energy, passion and dedication to improve the lives of young people is inspirational, and everything he does is always in such a relatable, honest and often hilarious way. We hope we can work with the Jack, First Central and the Foundation again next year.
Scientist of the month:
Ruth Gates (March 28, 1962 – October 25, 2018)
Knife crime talk from Mid Sussex Youth Prevention
County Cup Finalists
The U12 boys team have reached the Sussex FA County Cup final with a terrific victory over a strong Thomas Bennett side. Having previously knocked out the Warden Park B team in the same competition, the A team were looking for retribution. In a very closely contested first half, Warden Park were ruthless when given the chances with Charlie C scoring 2 brilliantly taken goals. Having defended well the score at the break was Warden Park 2 - 0 Thomas Bennett.
Half time was an important time to deliver the key messages of maintaining concentration and taking any more chances afforded to us. The team did both fantastically, with Charlie C scoring 2 more, Charlie D scoring 3, including a wonderful long range free kick and Ned K bagging 2 goals. Thomas Bennett did score 2 goals, one a penalty but our boys ran out winners with an impressive final score of 9 - 2.
To win a semi final in such a convincing manner speaks volumes of the team's character and is a superb reward for the seasons hard work. The boys will play a very strong Patcham side in the final later today.
Congratulations boys and good luck on the final.
Mr Corke, PE Teacher
year 10 doe walk
On the weekend of the 7th May, we walked 18km as practice for a DofE expedition in July. During this we practiced many skills such as navigation, stamina and cooking on a gas stove.
We walked from Warden Park school to Ardingly Reservoir and back to school through woods, under a viaduct and along a road.
We started at 9:30 and took various breaks throughout the day.
We stopped for lunch at Borde Hill and finally made it back to school at 4 pm where we cooked our dinner on a gas stove before putting up our tent.
The practice expedition was very helpful as it boosted our confidence in map reading and prepared us for the real one.
We all had a great day and it was so much fun!
Written by Team Sheep
STEM club took inspiration from telescopes and satellite dishes this week to build marshmallow cookers that toasted them with the power of the sun. The weather let us down with some cloud, but we managed to summon a little bit of sun for testing!
golf success for ex student Maisie
Maisie and her golf partner, Rosie recently won a foursomes scratch match play at West Sussex Golf Club.
They beat Cottesmore, Pyecombe (one of the favourites), Bognor B, West Sussex A (the holders) and Worthing B in the final.
Congratulations to Ryan G another one of our alumni, with success with his basketball.
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
Friends of Warden Park are looking for a new Chair and Secretary to take over from October 2022 as the current incumbents will be stepping down at the AGM. Please could you consider if these are roles you would be willing to take up to enable this charity to continue to run.
An email from the school with further details should have been sent out to all parents/carers today. Feel free to contact us by email at FriendsofWardenPark@gmail.com should you be interested in getting more details about either of these roles or learn more about Friends
Our next meeting is taking place via Zoom on MONDAY, 16TH MAY @ 7:30PM - Everyone is welcome to attend
Login details are: https://bit.ly/3kXDW9g
Meeting ID: 867 2487 6046
Ongoing Fundraising you can get involved in:
300 Club tickets - This is an ongoing fundraising activity run by Friends - tickets are still available to be purchased via ParentPay for £20 each. The ticket is valid for 12 months and gets you in to a monthly draw to win one of 3 cash prizes. The value of the prizes vary as they depend on the number of active tickets each month. Contact us for further details if you would like to know more about how this works
Register with EasyFundraising and/or SmileAmazon and link to Friends of Warden Park. A percentage of your purchases will go to us as donations. You can download the apps, or set up the Donation Reminder on your browser so every time you go to a website, if they are linked to EasyFundraising, you will be reminded to ask for a donation - at no cost to you
We currently have 80 supporters, but would love to see this reach 100 or more - will you get involved?
New student led club!
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Is there a Doctor in the house? Attention Years 8, 9, 10 and 11
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.
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
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.
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
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:
Warden Park to welcome Ukrainian students
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!
GCSE History - useful links for revision
With the exams just around the corner, here are some useful links to help with revision for the GCSE History exam. They are a mixture of podcasts and video clips which break the topics into small chunks.
Conflict and Tension in Asia
Health and the People
Summer holiday sports courses now live!
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
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.
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.