During the last year at Sheffield Springs Academy, students
have been busy raising money for charity.
Among the usual national events such as selling poppies for Remembrance
day, Children in Need and Sports Relief students have also been raising money for
3 chosen charities: a local charity, a national charity and an international
charity. This year’s chosen charities
have been Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Marie Curie and Oxfam.
During the year students participated in many events: bike
rides, cake bakes, sponsored silence, readathon and tug-of-war, just to name a
few. Some have been individually
motivated such as a bike ride around Rother Valley and a Macmillan coffee
Our students’ latest event has involved all of our year 7
students taking part in a sponsored walk/run around the school running
track. This was met with great
enthusiasm and for the most part all students enjoyed the challenge. Well done year 7!
Our next event will be a cake bake. A group of students will be baking after
school in the Academy’s cooking room (under staff supervision) and selling
their wares the next day on Friday 4th July during lunch.
Thank you to all who have supported our many events, and we
look forward to your continued support next year.
Sheffield Springs Academy has just held its first Tour de Springs cycle event for students from Y7, Y8 and Y9.
Forms had to nominate 5 students who would like to race around a set cycle course as forms and as individuals.
With the Tour de France coming to Sheffield, the idea of a winning jersey was used, with the Tour de Springs having a blue jersey for the winning forms.
The results were -
Y7 1st form - Rivlein - 1st girl - Lucia Menyartova 1st boy - Thomas Lowe
Y8 - 1st form - Y8 DRO, 1st boy - Keaton Minchen, 1st girl - Ebony Tagizadeh
Y9 - 1st form - Y9 EA.
All students came away with smiles on their faces having competing in some excited races, showing a great deal of determination and skill.
~Sheffield Springs students go back in time to trace WW1 family heroes~
Students from Sheffield Springs Academy took a trip back in time to trace their WW1 relatives, making a special overseas pilgrimage to pay tribute to them.
And as a lasting legacy, the academy, with the support of the West and South Yorkshire Royal British Legion, has now created a permanent memorial at its Hurlfield Road site to ensure Sheffield’s fallen heroes are never forgotten.
The academy’s Year 9 and 10 students turned detective when studying the horrors of the First World War in history, with Tyler Doman, Aaron Stokes, Samuel Longstone actually tracing relatives who had fought and died in the Sheffield version of the famous ‘pals’ battalions – groups of friends and in some cases, relatives, from the same towns and cities who trained, fought and died together. In Sam’s case he dug up the information of a great great uncle Gordon’s dump cemetery.
A trip to France and Belgium in April then gave the students the opportunity to visit the infamous battlefields of the Somme and Flanders Field, the Vimy Ridge trenches and Vimy memorial. The students also attended the ‘Last Post’ service at Menin Gate, Ypres and the
On Tuesday 13th May, 52 year 11 students attended
the Octagon in Sheffield to receive Sheffield University Achievement Awards.
These awards are given to those students with good attendance, a positive
attitude to learning and for taking responsibility in planning their own
Students attended with parents and carers who all were
bursting with pride. The students were a credit to the academy as well as their
families as their behaviour, attitude and uniform were all perfect on the
night. It was lovely to see the students gain recognition as they have
constantly shown themselves to be polite, mature and eager to learn. It’s a
testament to the year group that there were so many of them there to receive
the award. Well done year 11, you have worked hard and deserve every success in