News and Events at Sheffield Springs Academy

Cue Zone in Schools...

On Friday, 7 of our pupils attended the 2015 Sheffield Inter Schools Championship.  They initially entered into a competition individually, where Ben Ullyatt got knocked out in the first round, Dylan Billard, Jaimie-Lee Scaife, Sam Longstone, Mason Brown and Corbin Wild made it through to the top 32 before being knocked out and Sam Morley made it through to the top 16. 

In the afternoon session Corbin scored 6 in the 60 second challenge which placed him in the top 10, and as a team of 5 they beat all the other schools to become the Sheffield relay champions.

During the lunch interval and throughout the day the BBC were filming/interviewing them and you can see the footage over the coverage of the crucible, especially important the maths challenge that Steve Davis will be presenting as the tea time teaser.  On the day we as a school also had to nominate 3 students who had done particularly well throughout the scheme. Through this Dylan Billard managed to win himself a John Parris Cue (a highly regarded cue maker), to the top 16 players, which he was presented with by Steve Davis and John Parris.

The students were a credit to the school an really engaged with the professionals in a mature manner.

Cue Zone in Schools...

 


Bonjour...

On Friday 10th April, 38 Sheffield Springs students set sail for France; the home of fine cuisine, love and in our case, fun and adventure.

38 fantastic Springs students stayed at the beautiful Chateau du Broutel on the outskirts of the ancient village of Rue, here they challenged their selves and undertook activities such as climbing and abseiling, canoeing and raftbuilding and other teambuilding and challenging activities. Maybe one of the most challenging aspects of the trip was using the local language which everyone tried with various degrees of success and I am pleased to say the local cuisine went down well with most people with everyone trying the frogs legs and snails. Before we came home we explored Euro Disney where a good time was had by all before taking in the breath-taking sights of Paris in particular the Eiffel tower, the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre.

The students on the trip were a credit to themselves, their families and the school, they were absolutely brilliant young people who were willing to get involved, try new things and did so in a respectful and courteous manner. Well done each and every one of you.

Mr Cliffe

Bonjour...

 


AMP Awards

A group of year 10 music students have been working very hard to prepare for the first visit of the AMP awards at the O2 academy, Sheffield.

The team of musicians have composed two songs of their own to perform at the battle of the bands style event. The musicians, Max Henry, Cameron Hale, Shannon Edmond, Danielle Bello and Bradley Minott are ably supported by a business team headed up by Anna Turner and Joel Pashley. The business team have worked hard to promote the event and have enjoyed significant ticket sales for the event as well as selling merchandise on the night. This is the band’s first venture onto the big stage. No doubt we will be hearing more form My Chocolate Revel in the future!

AMP Awards

 


Recipes Worldwide

On WEDNESDAY 25TH March, 5 students attended the BiG Challenge award ceremony at the Royal Victoria Holiday Inn. The business ‘Recipes Worldwide’, were given a top prize in the Key Stage 4 category, each team member receiving a significant gift voucher to enjoy. The awards were presented at an Oscar style ceremony in the grand hall at the Royal Victoria by the Master Cutler David Grey MBE. Dignitaries from local, national and international business were also present and spoke about their experience and aspirations for the young people of Sheffield.

To achieve this award the girls scored high marks in all the categories showing an all-round aptitude for enterprise - watch out The Apprentice! They were highly commended for their approach to business development and their team work.  Each member of the team (Phoebe Alderton, Keisha Carpenter, Maisie Curtis, Zahava Nmezi and Kate Piper) finished the evening vowing to return next year to perform even better. Well done girls and well done to all our other teams who didn't make it through to the final but still made a profit from their enterprising ideas.

 

Recipes Worldwide

 


Y8 Success

On Tuesday the Y8 netball team made their final trip of the season to Leeds, apart from the huge hail stones it was a great day and commented on by a number of staff how polite our students were.

We played several games in our pool some of the better wins was that we beat John Smeaton Acdemy 10 -0 and then came Park Academy, we dug very deep and beat them 4 – 0 to reach the Semi Finals.  We set off slowly against William Hulme Grammar school going 2 – 0 down, after several attempts we scored our first goal but unfortunately ran out of time and lost 2-1.  We were 3rd out of the Northern and Central UL academies.

This result backs up the amazing season the Y8 netball team have had.  We got confirmation through at the start of the week they have won the league and been promoted to the A League, as well as the big success they have had at both city tournaments.

Congratulations team on Tuesdays success but also on the season as a whole, in my opinion the most successful, hardworking netball team we have had in the last 10 years. 

A big thank you also to Mrs Jackson for being our faithful supporter and driver for the season.

Y8 Success

 


There's no place like home...

Throughout this week, the academy has welcomed over 600 members of our community to watch this year's production of Wizard of Oz. We are incredibly proud of all of our students who have worked extremely hard and with dedication and enthusiasm to bring the production together. A special thanks is given to the Y13 performing arts students who have contributed extensively to the direction and choreography. We are grateful to staff, students and members of the community who have watched the production and therefore supported our performers and technical crew.

There's no place like home...

 


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