School life: A very busy term at Lightcliffe Academy

Lightcliffe Academy.
Lightcliffe Academy.

Students from Lightcliffe Academy were represented at Bailiff Bridge’s Remembrance Service and part of the procession from the Community Centre. School representatives were invited to make a contribution by reading a poem and laying a wreath at the Cenotaph in the company of Neil Davison, The Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Rev Kathryn Buck of St Matthew’s Church and many other local schools and businesses.

Members of the 6th Form continue to raise funds for their life changing trip to Tanzania and invite friends of the school to attend a Fashion Show at Scholes Cricket Club on Thursday, December 1. On the evening there will also be crafts, gifts and goods on sale with an accent on Christmas and a prize raffle. The £6.50 entrance charge includes a glass of bucks fizz, pie and pea supper and a cash bar.

This week has seen the start of the British Sign Language enrichment course for some year 12 students run by Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship. The six week course will provide them with the skills to communicate with profoundly deaf people and help them develop their understanding of the issues faced by the deaf community and of lifelong benefit when joining university and the workplace.

Last Friday, students at Lightcliffe Academy enjoyed a non-uniform day to help local charity, BASH. Brighouse And Surrounding Homeless (BASH) provide food, drink, clothing and a listening ear to anyone in need in the local area.

Instead of the usual £1 donation, students were asked to donate an item for the food bank that BASH co-ordinate. The non-uniform day was organised by Year 9 students as part of their Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award to demonstrate that they can use teamwork and communication skills to help the local community and share what they learn about the difficulties of those that are disadvantaged.