Year 11 Star of the Week


Well done to our 2nd winner of Year 11 Star of the Week! This outstanding Year 11 was nominated by 4 teachers! This week there were many nominations for excellent effort. Year 11 - you are starting to show just how serious you are about this coming year, with over 250 Lesson 6 sessions attended this week alone.

Mrs Farmer wrote, "A truly motivated pupil who has set her sights high and is working hard to achieve her goals. A good attender at lesson 6, completes homework on time and to an exceptionally high standard. Gives her work in class her best attention and she is a great ambassador to the school."

Mr Pickering wrote, "I would like to nominate her for Star of the Week. She is an exemplary student who gives her all in every aspect of her pupil life. She is a keen mathematician with the skill and tenacity to achieve at the highest level, it goes without saying she will be a star to remember."

Since year seven she has been a high achieving pupil, expecting the best from herself and keeping her Art folder in the neatest possible condition. She is not only dedicated to her own learning, but she along with a handful of the year elevens have created a high achieving culture in Art. She has been seen up here since year seven, helping out pupils in the years below always with a smile on her face!”
— Mr O'Mara

Mr Styles wrote, "She is a star in French who goes above and beyond what is expected. She uses her French knowledge to have meaningful conversations; exploring the use of idiomatic phrases at the moment to enhance her written work in preparation for her speaking test."

Congratulations! Keep up the great work Year 11 and maybe next week the Star of the Week could be you! There's a free prom ticket for every Star!

Star of the Week announced...


Here are our winners this week for House point Star of the week: 

  • Hedoncrofte: Danni - 50 points
  • Risholme: Evie - 57 points
  • Risholme: Hayley - 57 points
  • Sefholme: Sophie - 61 points
  • Sudtone: Harry - 42 points
  • Wawne: Megan - 45 points
  • Wawne: Caitlyn - 45 points

Riseholme and Wawne have two pupils on equal points! Congratulations to all pupils this week with your awards.

Library Quiz


My name is Callum, and I am a Pupil Librarian at Winifred Holtby Academy. To achieve my bronze award, from the School Library Association, I had to organize a Library event.

I decided to do a library quiz for everyone to take part in. I made the quiz about “Fairs”, and held it during Hull Fair week. I had fun organising the quiz and choosing the prizes. Everyone who took part enjoyed it, and learnt about the history. They had to use library books and the internet to find the answers.

The winners were Kelsey 9LKE, and Chris 11PSY. The prizes that they won were a Halloween bucket full of sweets.

Callum, 8AEm

British Heart Foundation Restart a Heart Day 2017


Today we have been a part of training the nation in life saving CPR skills. It has been a Europe-wide initiative that has helped train thousands of young people on how to save a life. 

Throughout the day we have had over 100 pupils take part in the British Heart Foundation restart a Heart day. 

As you can see from the photos - our pupils seem to have really enjoyed themselves and are now fully equipped in helping to save a life. 

Y11 Star of the Week


Congratulations to our first Year 11 Star of the Week. This fantastic pupil was nominated by two of her teachers.

Excellent attitude and outstanding work all year. I’ve never come across a student who is more determined in achieving than her. She created some revision cards for each topic in Geography without me instructing her to do so and always takes her book home to do extra work. Never missed an intervention or lesson 6. A model pupil by all accounts.”
— Mr Foster

Mr O'Mara wrote, "It has to go to her – she puts her heart and soul into her art folder and tries 110%!!"

Well done! Each star will receive a free prom ticket and other goodies! Keep working hard Year 11 and this time next week, the Star of the Week could be you.

Star of the Week announced...


The House point stars of the week have been announced this morning:

  • Hedoncrofte: Tom - 42 points
  • Risholme: Tyler - 40 points
  • Risholme: Aimee-Louise - 40 points
  • Sefholme: Kelsey - 48 points
  • Sudtone: Tyler - 39 points
  • Wawne: Kane - 37 points

Congratulations to all pupils this week with your awards, Team Riseholme have two awards because of equal points. You are a credit to the Academy, enjoy your weekend.