Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Sunday, October 18th 2020
  • A Year 9 student has tested positive for Covid-19 and Year 9 parents/carers are asked to download our letter. Year 9 students are being asked to isolate and return to school after half-term on Monday 2 November.
  • The UTC remains open for all other year groups.
  • When Sheffield moved into the Tier 2, high risk category, we had to cancel tours of the UTC, but we are currently looking at strategies to enable tours in some format in the near future. We will be in touch as soon as possible about transition meetings/possible tours.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Friday, October 16th 2020

All students will be able to return to learning on site at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park full-time – week commencing Monday, October 19th 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please note our campus tours are going ahead in single family groups.

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are running virtual events to hear about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, the Curriculum Director and staff, and our employer partners.

Computing Showcase:  Tuesday 10th November, 5:30-:6:20pm

Health Sciences & Social Care: Wednesday 18th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Sport Science Showcase: Tuesday 24th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Engineering student, Solomon Maragh, selected to represent Jamaica in Canoe Slalom Championships

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UTC Sheffield City Centre Engineering student, Solomon Maragh, has been selected to represent Jamaica in the ICF Pan-American Canoe Slalom Championships, as their first Canoe Slalom athlete, in Rio de Janeiro in April 2020.

The competition is one of the most spectacular water sports, which demands skill, stamina and courage. The aim is to run a rapid river course, whilst ensuring you stick to the rules of the competition and perform within the shortest amount of time.

Fifteen-year-old Solomon became eligible for Jamaican citizenship because his paternal grandmother was born in Jamaica. This event is an Olympic Qualifier; therefore, he will be competing to represent Jamaica at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo!

Solomon has been competing in Canoe Slalom for three years now and had his sights set on the Paris 2024 Olympics, but is delighted that the opportunity has arisen sooner than expected. The President of the Jamaica Canoe Federation, Leon McNeil, is currently securing a letter of support from the Jamaica Olympic Association. The Pan-American Canoe Federation have also invited Solomon to an International Canoe Federation training camp from March 23rd, up until the event.

Solomon’s Mum, Julie, said: “Solomon has always loved being in a canoe and quickly became interested in competing in Canoe Slalom, rising from division 4 to division 2 in kayak and canoe in less than three seasons! Setting a goal of becoming an Olympian, Solomon chose to race for Jamaica.”

Solomon is completing his GCSEs this year and realises that it is an important year in education, therefore he has been receiving additional tutoring at Explore Learning, an organisation that provides additional educational support in Maths and English.

Solomon said: “I’ve met a lot of great people through canoeing from different competitive and non-competitive disciplines. Following my GCSEs, my aim is to secure an Engineering Apprenticeship with The AMRC. My life is pretty busy at the moment, I’m either studying, training in the gym or on the water – but I wouldn’t change it!”

UTC Sheffield City Centre Principal, Alex Reynolds, said, “We wish Solomon the very best in both his racing and exams. It shows what you can achieve with determination and dedication. The whole school is behind him and wishing him success!”

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