Sirius Academy North Hull
The Academy is a mixed secondary school catering for students aged 11 to 16 years. It is part of the Sirius Academy Multi Academy Trust. In 2015, after being in special measures for a year, the Academy received a good grading from Ofsted. The Academy is located on North Hull Estate and has approximately 1120 pupils.
The Academy has limited facilities for pupils at break times. They would like to turn their year 7 playground into a primary school styled area so that pupils transitioning from primary school find it easier to adapt to their new school environment. The Academy would like to provide students with a safe area that they can call their own. This will encourage them to leave the building at break times and lunchtimes. Some of the students feel isolated, which has a knock on effect when they enter the classroom.
The Tribune Trust is pleased to be able to support the Academy in their outdoor activities programme. The Academy would like make available equipment to encourage their youngest students to go out into the open area and "play". They would also like to set up a community garden at the school where pupils can learn how to grow fruit and vegetables. Pupils can then be taught about healthy eating and positive lifestyles. It will also teach them to respect their environment.
The High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Mrs Sue Stephenson, is shown presenting a cheque to students Scarlett Rowlands and Thomas Shields, who are supported by Head Teacher Ian Ravenscroft and the Impact Hub Manager Mrs Sandra Fenwick