Sixth Form Students braved the cold and rain on Good Friday to uphold the traditional Re-enactment of The Crucifixion at the Long Causeway Church in Dewsbury. Despite the weather, there were plenty there to support the students which included James Sweeney who did a wonderful job in his role of Jesus.
Yr 12 Health & Social Care received some basic first aid training last Friday hosted by Daniel Tinker who works at Barnsley general Hospital and is a First Aid trainer for the Scouting Movement. Students learnt CPR and how to respond as first on scene.
On Tuesday 14th February was the day that we had our annual Icebreaker session for the Career Ready students. This is when our volunteer mentors came into school to meet up with our Career Ready students. The volunteers come from all sorts of backgrounds and this year we had people from Leeds Building Society, Locala, Flexitallic, KIrklees Council and Sesame Bankill.
There was a real buzz around the room as the students and volunteers “broke the ice”. By the end most of the students had been paired with their mentor and had arranged their next meeting. Students will be able gain the wisdom and knowledge of their mentors experience of the world of work. Over the years we have had many successful partnerships, many of whom stay in touch long after the programme is finished. Another fantastic opportunity that is available at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy Sixth Form.
A selection of our Sixth Formers were victorious in the Jordan’s Solicitors Debating competition held in Wakefield. The students that were involved were James Sweeney and Zahran Abbas who argued the case of a tariff on sugary drinks, whilst Molly Reid and Catherine Bailey argued the case of whether to allow fracking. Both teams won and James Sweeney won the best individual performance and we are scheduled to compete again in the next round on 6th December.
On Friday 14th October, Year 12 visited the sand dunes at Ainsdale as part of their first fieldwork experience toward their A Level Geography. During the day, pupils worked in 3 groups carrying out a transect of the sand dunes looking at the infiltration rate, height and vegetation cover on the sand dune.
Brilliant day was had by all and look forward to the next 3 fieldwork trips! Lucky Mrs Green
As part of their AQA A Level Geography course, Year 13 visited the sand dunes at Ainsdale on the Sefton coast on 22nd September. They studied the succession of the sand dunes as part of their Ecosystem topic and took a variety of data collection measurements for their GEO4A Geography Fieldwork Investigation.
Higher education Information evening was held for students and parents of our school sixth form on Tuesday 23rd June. This helped to guide students towards their future subject and career choices. Representatives from Huddersfield and Leeds Trinity University guided students and parents through the university application process, student finance and student life.
Students can access the career planner tool to help research options in Year 11, Year 12 or Yr 13. It offers easy to use links to apprenticeships, help with university applications and CV writing, and job hunting. It’s a one stop shop whatever your career plans.
Students need to register by choosing a username and password – it is advisable that you use your first and surname in lowercase as your username, e.g. ‘adamsmith’ as we can change your password but can’t access your username if you forget it!
Yr 12s will be using this to build their personal statements and enable tutors to give feedback through the system.
For more information, please see Mrs Fleetwood.
Click on the image below to start using the tool, before you sign up or log in, you need to enter the school’s centre number which is 37445.