Omar Sharif last visited us in January to share his story of involvement with gangs and knife crime. After seeing friends go to prison and others tragically die, Omar turned his life around. He won a Pride of Britain award and now works as an inspirational speaker.
Students in years 8, 9 and 10 had workshops with Omar today (2nd December) via Zoom, where they took away key messages about knife and gun crime, county lines and managing our emotions in a positive way.
Omar is a fantastic role model and motivated our students to consider how they can find ways to cope with pressure and achieve their best.
Our students have committed to improving their carbon footprint over the next 5 years by planting at least 600 trees.
This term, students have planted 120 silver birch trees; the first phase in their 5-year project to plant at least 600 trees on site.
Last year, the school’s Student Council agreed that they wanted to do something to help fight climate change and reduce the school’s carbon footprint. They came up with a plan to plant 120 trees at the start of the school year for the next 5 years. The new year 7 students each year will learn about the importance of planting more trees in the world and the total number of trees planted will eventually represent the 600 children in the school’s population.
As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global warming. The 600 trees at the school will absorb approximately 60 tonnes of CO2!
The 120 silver birch trees have been planted at the front of the school to form “Carisbrooke Copse”. Not only are the trees generally good for the environment, they enhance the area’s natural aesthetics, benefiting everyone in the local community.