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The netball team celebrating their County Championship win.

Netball score 5th County win

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Huge congratulations once again to our women’s 1st Netball team who reclaimed the under 19’s County Championship title for the 5th year running.

At the event, the team faced South Hunsley School and Wolfreton School who were the East Riding heat winners and runners up. Wyke also faced Hymers College who placed 2nd in the Hull heats.

The team were captained to victory in all matches by Emily Hairsine beating South Hunsley School 8-7, Wolfreton School 10-3 and finally Hymers College 7-4.

Following their 5th win of the title, Debbie Brettell, the coach of the Netball 1st team said: “The girls have done really well to reach the regional finals as well as being crowned both the Hull and County Champions. The team have only been together since September but are already showing signs of being one of the best netball teams Wyke has ever had. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

Following the match, both Wyke and Hymers College will be heading to the regional finals on 30th January to see if they can qualify for nationals and today 7 members of Wyke’s winning team have gone to the final stage of the British College’s England trials in Nottingham.

Well done to all involved and the College would like to wish the girls the best of luck at the British College trials and regional finals.

Students winning 2nd place Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Business students show entrepreneurial skill

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Last week, our second year Business students took part in the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week event at the Guildhall.

During the event, Martin Green the Chief Executive of Hull City of Culture 2017 delivered a speech. Mr Green told the students his approach to life and business to encorauge the students to believe in themselves and their ability to achieve success.

Following this talk, the students were introduced to the design brief by Paul Cunningham from Swift Caravans. The students had the task of designing  a new caravan for either young people or a family unit.

Our students worked as a team to create the idea of the Podulator, a caravan bought with basic features with a range of pods to create a personalised caravan that could be adapted for every stage of family life.

Once the students decided on their idea, they completed a video pitch and presentation to a panel of judges and audience members and were awarded second place, winning £200 in prize money.

Teacher Elizabeth Blakey said: “The team worked fantastically well to create a viable and realistic proposition, their presentation was excellent and all of the students were inspired and motivated following the event.”

Well done all involved.

Students at the mock trial at Leeds Crown Court.

Law students make it to the final

By | Awards, College Trips, Course News, News

Congratulations are in order once again to Wyke’s Law students and Law Society members who for the second year running made it to the final of the National Bar Mock Trial Yorkshire heat on Saturday.

The Bar Mock Trial is a national competition where students from Year 11 to Year 13 can take part. This year, 12 schools and sixth form colleges took part in the Yorkshire heat at Leeds Crown Court.

During the competition, Wyke students took part in three trials in the morning and a fourth trial as part of the final, narrowly missing out on first place.

Reflecting on the result, Law teacher Jenny Carter said: “The students did a really good job again this year and worked really hard preparing before the event. During the trial our students did really well at putting their points across in a real courtroom in front of real judges. All of the staff involved in the event are so proud.”

Students receiving their second place certificates.

Mathematics students challenge the competition

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On Wednesday, 4 of our Mathematics students took part in the UKMT Senior Team Maths Challenge.

After some tough competition, head of Mathematics Sally White and the team were delighted to be announced as the runners up in the regional final.

Tom Hornsby was one of the students involved in the event and commented on how he felt about the result. “I feel it’s a great achievement to come second in such a challenging competition against some gifted teams.”

Congratulations to all staff and students involved! If you’re interested in studying Mathematics make sure that you have a look at our Maths course page:

Wyke Dance students

Hull Dance Prize 2015

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Wyke Dance students have been involved with the Hull Dance Prize at the Hull Truck Theatre.

The event is led by Hull City Council and serves to launch the careers of newly established dance companies from Hull and the East Riding. The original choreography was performed to a live audience who voted for their favourite work, with the winning performance receiving funding to support their choreographic development.

Two former Wyke students submitted choreographic work as part of the Hull Dance Prize and worked with current students leading practical workshops.

Following his time at Wyke, former student Jon Beney trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) and now works as a professional dance artist. He devised a piece with male trio JoinedUpDance based on the relationships between individuals and groups in society.

Having recently completed her training at the London School of Contemporary Dance (LSCD), Lottie Hanson will also took part in the competition, winning the audience vote. She is a founding member of LOC:US Dance Company who performed a piece exploring the notion of care.

If you love to dance make sure you take a look at our A Level Dance course:

Roentgenium Award for Josh

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Taking part in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge is an honour in itself, but to gain a Roentgenium Award is an amazing achievement.

This term, former Malet Lambert student Josh Langcaster, accompanied by his Chemistry teacher Brenda Corr, visited the Royal Society, London, to collect his trophy alongside other award winning students. This was a fantastic accomplishment as he was one of the top 0.8% of students in the country to achieve this level out of more than 7000 entrants.

Josh, who has already spent a week at Cambridge University as part of his prize, was invited to give a brief lecture to the other successful candidates. During his five minute presentation, Josh gave an interesting insight about his favourite element, Iron.

Josh is currently in the process of applying for Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and Durham. In the future he would like to pursue a career in chemistry research.

Nice Try Loui

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A Wyke Sixth Form College student who designed a banner which is now seen prominently in rugby matches in the City has been named Hull’s Teen Entrepreneur of 2014.

Loui Fowler, 16, currently a student at Wyke Sixth Form College studying Business and Accounting, attended the Enterprise Awards evening at the Guildhall on Friday evening, where he was presented with the award.

Loui said, “It all started when I won a competition while a student at Malet Lambert two years ago after being told by my Business teacher to give it a go.

“My original business idea was to create a type of waterproof banner which could be used for sporting events as well as educational purposes.

“The idea was to create a reusable, retractable banner that can be used over and over again.”

His invention is a lightweight, handheld banner, which conveniently folds up when not in use.”

It has seen a lot of use in rugby matches by fans to indicate whether a try has been scored – or not.

Explaining their popularity, Loui said, “These portable banners can be reused over and over again and are not expensive.”

The Triple R Banner (which stands for “Reliable, Reusable and Recyclable”) has previously won the Badger’s Sett Enterprise Award. Remembering that occasion, Loui said: “I had to present my idea in front of the Youth Enterprise Partnership, including their patron, former Apprentice contestant Ruth Badger.”

After demonstrating his prototype model, he was awarded £2,000 to start up the business, including £500 towards mentoring fees.

Commenting on Loui’s award, Mike Notarantonio from Youth Enterprise said “It was great to see Loui there and receiving this recognition. We hope he can continue to push on with his business ideas whilst also achieving in his studies at Wyke.”

But where next for Loui? “After finishing at Wyke I’d like to go to Manchester, where I’ve had an offer from Ruth to work with her on a consultancy basis.

“In the long term, my ambition is to run my own business.” In the meantime, Loui said he will be updating his website with new content and products soon.