On Friday 10th January, Year 7 were involved in a Citizenship Day. The morning involved a range of workshops – Sarah Aspden, our Local PCSO, focused on personal safety, Craig from Lancashire County Council ‘Safer Travel’ focused on safety when using public transport, Christine our school nurse focused on the dangers of Alcohol and risk-taking behaviour, whilst ‘Heat of the moment’ by the Fire Service focused on hoax calls and arson.

In the afternoon, Chris Wilcox from WaterAid joined us as a guest speaker. Chris started his work for the charity in 1981, the year it was founded, as part of his job at United Utilities. Chris shared his personal experience of visiting Uganda and explained how he has supported a WaterAid project there.

This visit has followed a whole-school project for WaterAid. In the Autumn term, all students in Year 7-10 form groups were actively involved in raising awareness and money for the charity to help the projects in Zambia. All students worked very hard and raised an incredible amount. Year 7 students Tamzin Riley, Muieez Ali and Cooper Nicholl were selected to present the final cheque of £1114.70 to Chris from WaterAid.

Assistant Headteacher Iffat Hussain said: “I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of all our students – we have had some wonderful and creative fundraising ideas. The generosity of the students, their parents and our staff is always exceptional.”