Protective Services at Wickersley Sixth Form

Are you looking for a career in the Police, Fire Department, Prison Service or Armed Forces?

Wickersley Sixth Form are offering a brand new course Protective Services to students enrolling in Sept 2018.

Protective service is for learners who are interested in learning about the protective services sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses. The course focuses on aspects of the police, fire, prison and armed forces. We are looking to offer an extended certificate and diploma pathway for students interested in a protective service career.

For more information visit our Sixth Form Information Evening on Thursday 16th November between 5:30-7:30PM.

Anti-Bullying Week 2017

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place this year from 13th – 17th November and is supported by SafeToNet.

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All Equal’ with the aims:

Aims:

This Anti-Bullying Week we want to:

  • empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique

  • help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
  • encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality
  • enable teachers and other children’s workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality. Encouraging them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.

ABW lists

How can you get involved in Anti-Bullying Week 2017?

  • Children can nominate their teacher/member of school staff for our annual Power for Good Award

  • Download the official Anti-Bullying Week 2017 logos and share on your websites and newsletters
  • Access our free Anti-Bullying Week lesson and assemblies ideas and other useful resources
  • Display the official Anti-Bullying Week 2017 Poster
  • This year we are working closely with Diana Award to create resources to help you ensure your plans are led by young people [available from September]
  • Share your Anti-Bullying Week plans and activities online (@ABAonline) using #AntiBullyingWeek #AllDifferentAllEqual
  • Raise much needed funds for the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance
  • Order Anti-Bullying Week merchandise
  • Celebrate what makes you and others All Different, All Equal

Click here to download the Powerpoint

The Clifton Factor Final 2017

Superior Students in English

Congratulations to the new ‘Superior Students of the Week’ in English!

These students have shown consistent effort and enthusiasm in English lessons this week.  They have involved themselves with class discussions and are working hard to reach their target grades.  Well done everyone!

Mrs Mather: Ben Townend 10.3 Hassan Ali 11.6

Miss Pyott: Timea Hlavacova 7.3 Zico Barker 10.6

Miss Foster: David Zupko 7.6 Ellie Harper 11.6

Miss Wilkinson: Latifah Mehban 8.5 Tia Drabble 10.4

Mr Collinson: Alexandra Kovalova 7.2 Khalida Yshak 10.3

Miss St. Pierre: Uwais Aslam 8.1 Kamil Kracinski 9.3

Miss Stephen: Richard Eblet 7.3 Lukas Sivak 11.3

Mrs Purshouse: Ndumbey Dibba 8.2 Iveta Gaziova 10.5

The Remembrance Service in Clifton Park

The English faculty took Y8 down to the Remembrance Service in Clifton Park to act as ambassadors for the school.

We are brimming with pride at the impeccable behaviour, level of maturity and respect towards the Soldiers that was demonstrated. All the students greeted the soldiers and broke into a spontaneous round of applause as they marched away at the end of the service. Everyone present felt the power of this emotional experience.

Kurtis Rich had the honour of laying a wreath at the War Memorial.

The speaker shared a message of peace and Clifton students returned to school determined to be examples of how to respect each other.

 

Rugby For All Festival at Herringthorpe

Last night Mr Duroe had the pleasure of taking 14 Y7s to the Rugby For All Festival at Herringthorpe. Having only a handful of sessions of Rugby in their PE lessons and being up against more experienced teams outlet lads were going to be up against it.

We started the first game against St Bernard’s well-controlling possession well which eventually resulted in a try for Lewis Richardson who made a superb breakdown wing and finished well in the corner. Unfortunately, St Bernard’s were able to control territory and possession better for the rest of the game as they switched to more direct approach with several of their players able to execute a Samoan sidestep to good effect. However, they did have to work hard for their 3 tries as the entire Clifton team defended as if their lives depended on it. Definite bodies on the line stuff and none of them gave up and deserved better than the 15-5 scoreline.

The second fixture against Aston started as the last game ended with Clifton unfortunately not getting their hands on the ball enough to get anything going. Aston capitalised on a few tired bodies and their superior rugby knowledge at the breakdown. The game ended 10-0 to Aston.

For those with limited Rugby knowledge it’s 5 points for a try, so in footballing terms we lost 3-1 and 2-0.

I can’t fault any member of the team in terms of their effort and determination. This team has a lot of potential and already has an attribute that can’t be coached, grit! All of the team were willing to get stuck and make the tackles, against players that were in most cases were twice their size.

If you see any of the lads please congratulate them on their efforts, as myself and Mr Fisher have high hopes for this group. For a first game with little/no experience in the team they were excellent and it was a definite team effort. No passing to the big lad who can run through 3 people at a time. Our lads were trying to and succeeding at playing some proper Rugby!

Kae
Lewis
Sebastian
sebastian
Boris
Tyler
Kenzie
Alfie
Ahmed
Kain
Rene
Kyle
George

Netball Fixture V Oakwood

The girls had a fixture last night against Oakwood at Cranworth Road.The year 7’s had a good turn out with 11 players. Chisom stepped up and played for the y9’s which was a very nice gesture. We had some debut players in Billie-Jo, Skye and Lola.

Although it was a close game the girls, unfortunately, came short by 2 goals, they had an excellent game showing a better performance working together as a team. With Billie-Jo playing a key role as centre holding the team together making great interceptions and movements for the ball. Alexandra and Darcie made a great defensive team making it difficult for Oakwood to score. Skie also played brilliantly for her first ever netball game.

Oakwood awarded Neve player of the match with another strong performance from our captain.

All girls played brilliantly, they are forming a strong team to go forward into future fixtures. Please congratulate all girls on their performance.

Neve Gaughan
Skie Clowes
Alexandra Kovlova
Keisha Kerr
Billie-jo Bagley
Lola Medlock
Chisom Christopher
Ellie Kent
Darcie Johnson
Bridie Lee-Ellis
Louize Ivansone

The Y8’s continued their excellent run of form tonight with a convincing 18-9 win over Oakwood. The girls worked really hard against a much taller opposition. The game was close for the first two quaters but Taylor Kelsall was on fire with her shooting to ensure we pulled away in the second half, this was helped by Zaneerah and Qirath’s excellent work feeding the ball to her.

The whole team are improving week by week which is a real pleasure to see.

Zaneerah
Qirath
Zaynah
Isbah
Molly
Taylor
Hallina

CACHE Early Years Students At Clifton

Cache Early Years students continue to support our community in their playgroup based at Clifton Community School.

Yesterday their focus was sensory play and language development as they made sensor shakers and enjoyed a themed singing activity.

If you are thinking of a career in Early Years come along to our open evening next Thursday 16th November at Wickersley School.

Spelling Bee

We have a Spanish Spelling Bee Club that will take place on Wednesday after school until 3:45PM and Thursday break one.

You can practice in preparation for the first round of competition at the end of this half term.

Open to all Year 7 students to get extra practice in for the National competition.

Poppies Are Now Available To Buy For Remembrance Sunday

What is remembrance day and why do people wear poppies?

When did it all start?

  • World war I ended on the 11th November 1918, at 11 o’clock. This is when remembrance day started.
  • We remember all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to fight for our freedom.
  • Since WWI this date has been used to remember all the fallen soldiers in all the wars where British soldiers have fought and are still fighting.

Why a poppy?

  • The symbol of remembrance day is the poppy since WWI and the famous poem – In Flanders Fields

How can you help?

  • Buy a poppy from H2 at any break time.
  • Poppies are £1 each (they are hand knitted.)
  • Buy one for yourself and maybe for people at home too!
  • Do you bit! Britain needs you!!!

Why a minutes silence on 11-11 at 11am?

  • Time to reflect
  • Time to remember the sacrifice and be thankful.
  • Time to think about those soldiers fighting today for our freedom

11th November 2017 at 11.00am

  • Take that minute of silence to remember, think and be thankful for our armed forces.