We hosted a selection of inspiring guest speakers as part of ‘World Awareness Day’. Throughout the day Year 11 students participated in ‘hands on’ workshops and interactive lectures to gain a greater understanding of faith, charity work, volunteering and issues of identity and self worth. The workshops included:
African Drum Workshop – Students enjoyed the African Drum Workshop run by Matt Green, where issues of faith, slavery, music and faith were all woven into the session.
Mission Aviation Fellowship – Alison Morrison and Peter de Bourcier provided an interactive lesson exploring the themes of isolation, poverty and volunteering through their work with the Mission Aviation Fellowship, who work in close partnership with 1,500 aid and relief agencies.
Compassion – Chip K an ambassador for the child sponsorship charity ‘Compassion’ was accompanied by a former compassion child who gave an inspiring presentation about how the charity had helped him achieve his goals.
Brightline – Music was provided during the day by Brightline who used songs, discussion and a creative approach to explore self worth and the values of others. The band consists of individuals from around the world including Mexico, Portugal, Norway and Preston!
Reflex Prisons and Resettlement – Students were introduced to the work of Reflex Prisons and Resettlement who work in four prisons and young offenders’ units across the North West, where the team runs courses to help offenders resettle into the community.
Overall, the Year 11 students enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about the amazing work of the external speakers and agencies, whilst developing a greater awareness of the world around them. As a school, we actively contribute to both the local and global community through work with a variety of partners, including charity partners in Gambia and Romania.