Students in years 7-10 recently participated in a series of passport walks, raising money for the charity Sleap (www.sleap.co.uk), who help vulnerable young people in the South Ribble area. In total 600 students took part in the event, with students exploring a range of locations in our local area. Year 7 showed resilience to complete a 6 mile circular walk around Rivington Pike, experiencing some inclement weather along the way. Year 8 hiked around Entwistle and Turton reservoir on a 7 mile route. Year 9 walked from Tarleton to Burscough along the canal towpath. Finally, Year 10 students completed the 9 mile walk from Lytham to Blackpool. The students represented our school superbly on the walks, and were complemented on several occasions by curious members of the public. It was pleasing to see students supporting each other during the more challenging parts of the walks, and showed resilience when the weather became less agreeable. The final total amount raised for charity is not yet known as donations are still being collected, however it will be announced in a future newsletter. I would like to thank all of the staff who volunteered to support the students during the walks and due to their enthusiasm ensured everyone had a safe and enjoyable experience.
Associate Assistant Headteacher