Tyron – For good behaviour and effort when in the Academy this week. Well done
Dylan – Star of the week in school this week. Well done
Olivia – Well done for having another good week in the Academy.
Conrad – Star of the week this week for sitting your English exam. Well done
Dylan – for working hard when attending school this week. Well done
Olivia – for having a fantastic week in the Academy this week. Well done
Jack – well done for following the lockdown rules and also supporting mum at home.
Olivia – for a fantastic week in the Academy. Well done
Shane – For working hard to produce some great artwork. Well done.
Millie – for completing all of her work packs and adhering to the government guidelines and staying at home. Well done.
Conrad – for starting his work and working his best without his overlay, as well as putting effort into his work. Week done.
Tyler – for completing every bit of work given to him and really trying hard. Well done.
Lillie – For completing all the work set and returning it for marking. Well done
Max – For completing and returning all the work set by staff. Well done.
Charlotte – For working really hard. Well done.
Dylan – For working really hard. Well done
Chrissy – For good behaviour in the Academy this week and for great effort.
Dom – for brilliant work on percentages this week, for not giving up until you mastered them. Well done

Fire and Rescue


You can train to be a fire fighter, I was told at my admission meeting. I didn’t believe them but now I have completed the course they were right. The course is very intense, you are trained by real life fire fighters who honestly test your endurance. Dressed in our fire fighters uniform we are expected to; run hoses, complete fire drills, use the fire engines equipment, save dummies from a smoke filled room…and that’s just by week 2! The best thing about this course was the end of term passing out parade. I had to demonstrate in front of an audience of parents and teachers all the skills that  I had learnt. I now want to enrol on the fire service.

Rise Academy Passing-Out

Fire and Rescue Skills

The course is delivered by firefighters at Calvert Lane Fire Station, it offers the young person a unique opportunity to have a positive experience with the Fire and Rescue Service gaining the skills and the knowledge required to be an operational Firefighter.

The course offers a varied and interesting programme developing skills such as:-

  • Hose handling
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Search & rescue
  • Knots and lines
  • Team building
  • First Aid
  • Health & Safety
  • Road Traffic Collisions
  • Community Fire Safety work

It is a 12 week course demanding physical activity outside at the fire station, each student will learn how to work as part of a team developing communication, leadership and problem solving skills building confidence and self-esteem mimicking the job of a real firefighter and learning about fire safety and prevention.

The course works up towards a ceremony at which all of the students can demonstrate their skills learnt and receive their certificates in front of family and friends.

All of the instructors are firefighters who are enthusiastic and motivated, and they work hard at providing a positive learning environment where the young people will gain a real sense of achievement.