Principal, Mr Bridges was delighted to welcome Reverend Susan Larkin and Reverend Wendy Martin from St.Thomas’ Church, parish of Garretts Green, Church of England, Birmingham.
for a tour of the school on Thursday the 9th of September. The Reverends were taken on a guided tour of the school by two Year 10 students and were shown the school’s wide range of facilities. They were also able to observe some lessons taking place.
The Reverends were invited to visit by Mr Bridges as part of his drive to strengthen the school’s links with the local community. Mr Bridges encouraged the Reverends to let him know about any community events he can take part in and also offered them the use of the school’s spaces and facilities.
The visit also gave the Reverends and Mr Bridges a chance to formalise their partnership in supporting local food banks. The school will now act as a collection point for food banks for both the Saint Thomas Garretts Green and the Green Lane Masjid Mosque, this is in addition to the food bank collections the school already runs at Easter, harvest and Christmas times.
Mr Bridges said:
“It was a pleasure to have Revd Larkin and Revd Martin visit us here at Cockshut Hill, following on from the visit from Leaders of Green Lane Masjid earlier this year. I am really keen that we strengthen our links within our community and celebrate the diversity within it. I want as many people from the local community as possible to come and see everything Cockshut Hill has to offer.”
Revd Susan Larkin said:
“I really enjoyed my tour of Cockshut Hill, the school has impressive facilities and staff and exemplary students. Eoghosa and Subhaan who showed us around are a particular credit to the school. It is so good to know a local school is improving year on year and we look forward to greater community connections.”
Revd Wendy Martin said:
“I was particularly impressed by the industrious learning going on, friendly welcome of staff and students and the neatness of uniforms and the whole learning environment.”