Citizenship Day 2023
This week we held our annual Citizenship Day with the theme of ‘Bee the Change’ as chosen by pupils. With a focus on community action and sustainability, there were many activities going on both in school and in the wider community.
From gardening, to painting and general tidying up in parks, helping in primary schools with reading and donating children’s books, to hosting a matinee performance of Sister Act for local senior citizens and preparing sweet treats for them to enjoy. There were many artistic activities on the go too – Year 7 and Year 8 embraced their creativity working on various projects for the Manchester Deaf Centre, and Year 12 A Level Art pupils embellished the school’s new electric harps with intricate designs.
We were pleased to welcome guest speakers into school. Year 10 pupils took part in a workshop to learn British Sign Language and Melanie Bryan OBE spoke to Year 8 and later in the day Year 6 about the honours system in the UK. This topic was also discussed by Tay Jiva MBE who shared the story of her award with Year 5 and Year 6. Elsewhere in the Juniors, Year 3 discovered how people help in the community and spent their afternoon plating various fruits and vegetables in the allotment and Year 4 wrote poems and delivered presentations about individuals who have made a significant contribution to society.
There is just so much to recount about this great day of activity. Everyone approached each task with unmatched enthusiasm and energy, and should be proud of the significant impact they have made to many in the community.
A 15-strong pupil media team created a newspaper documenting the day which you can read below: