Our school community paused all activity on Friday so we could observe the national two minute’s silence to remember those men and women who have given so much in conflicts past and present.

Some of us were also privileged to be part of our town’s collective Act of Remembrance on Sunday where we laid a wreath and Sophie and Henry in our VIth form said some words.

This was one of many moments of pride over the past few months.

It was humbling for me to watch just how reflective our young people can be and how bright our future is with them leading the way.

We were also very happy to welcome the “Manchester Bee” into school.

It’s a huge sculpture made out of thousands of guns, knives and other weapons taken off the streets of Greater Manchester.

It was a very powerful anti-violence message and provoked many discussions with students. We thank the Police service for making this happen and applaud the scheme.

As a school community we’re ambitious and excited for the future.

Learning lessons from the past is an important part of this for us.