Our school council has been selected a a runner-up in the 11-16 category from a field of 282 school councils. The council members were very concerned about the potential danger to students caused by speeding traffic on the roads around the school. Their campaign to introduce a
20 mph zone outside the gates took them into new territory as they hit the headlines battling their cause with the local council.
Greg Anderton, Chairman of the School Council said "It's been a very good opportunity for us to show other people what we are doing as a school We have not been willing to have our ideas about road safety overlooked by councillors. . It does not just affect us, it has repercussions on the wider community around us. In all it has been a very good opportunity for others to see what we, as a School Council, are doing."
Mark Menzies, MP, said 'In winning this award the School has pulled off an amazing achievement. To come runner up in the national category for young people campaigning in their community is something which everyone in the school should be proud of and particularly the young people who took part in winning this award '
Phil Wood, Headteacher said "The members of the school council have impressed everyone with the responsible and enthusiastic way they formulated their concerns , mounting a very impressive campaign for safety measures to be implemented around the school. We are very proud of their achievements in winning this award."