In the Spotlight
22 June 2012
The language and cultural exchange between Wyke Sixth Form College and Stadtisches Gymnasium, a college in Barntrup, Germany has been running for 23 years. In 2009, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the exchange, the staff in Germany brought over a trophy to be presented annually at Wyke’s Awards Evening. They also send a book (generally a German grammar book or a dictionary) and a certificate each year for individual students.Read more
12 June 2012
Balbir Singh, the choreographer assigned with putting together the opening of the Olympic Torch ceremony at West Park, cast Wyke Dance & Performing Arts students to be involved in this prestigious high profile event which was televised and performed in front of a 25,000 strong crowd.
It was an amazing opportunity for students to be involved in such a special event. If you missed the students production you can see highlights of their preparation and performance on this YouTube clip.Read more
01 June 2012
The Student Executive has raised £2,569.17 for Teenage Cancer Trust through a wide variety of events and fundraisers over the course of the year. As well as pioneering the colleges first ever Rag week, they continued in a long tradition of organizing college parties. The Exec have also held smaller events as a “Blind Date” and overseen such student charity drives as sponsored silences and sponsored head-shaves.
Rojan Mahdavi-Jovainy, The Student Executive’s charity officer, said "Over the past academic year we, as a Student Executive Team, have been working hard with all members of the college to raise as much money as possible for the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at Castle Hill Hospital. The epitome of our fundraising events however came in the form of RAG week - a college-wide, weeklong event filled with smaller events run by tutor groups, friends, staff, mentors... everybody in college participated! None of the events would have been possible without the constant and ongoing support from both Teenage Cancer Trust and the college." President of the Student Executive, Sam Lee, added “We’ve raised a great total for a really great cause. I think everyone in the executive, and all the student body can be really proud of what we’ve achieved.”Read more
31 May 2012
Wyke is celebrating success across the board in sport, having won everything they competed in this season in the British Colleges League. Ben Wallis, Head of PE, said ‘It couldn’t have gone any better, I am so proud of all the teams and we now have a cabinet full of trophies.’
Wyke Football 1st team finished the season top of the Premier League, Wyke Football 2nd team are top of Division 1, Wyke Football 3rd and 4th teams came first and second at the top of Division 2, Wyke Football Girls Team are top of the league and Wyke Basketball Team are top of the British Colleges League and top of the Humber League. What a result – congratulations to everyone involved!Read more