Life, Live it!
Year 11 PSHCE students have been learning basic first aid through the British Red Cross Life Live It award. The students were taught how to deal with accidents, the recovery position, perform CPR, and deal with minor and severe choking and how to treat bleeding and shock. Olivia Leigh, Year 11, said: “I have really enjoyed learning these techniques. The course has given me the confidence to take action if required”.
An Audience with the Archbishop
On his visit to the City of Manchester, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr. Rowan Williams, spent the afternoon at Trinity CE High School.
The Archbishop attended separate meetings with students, Chaplains and Heads of Religious Education from Church of England High Schools in the Manchester Diocese. Matthew Nolan, Lydia Lancaster and Daniel Warbrick represented Rivington and Blackrod High School and took full advantage of this unique experience and enjoyed a memorable afternoon in the company of the Archbishop, students from other schools within the diocese and Rev. David Griffiths, a member of the Rivington and Blackrod High School governing body.
Visit to the Islam Mosque
GCSE Students undertake a visit to the Islam Mosque; visiting speakers; visit to imperial war museum (Manchester).
The drugs don't work
Year 10 students were visited by author of the book 'Hard Times', Shaun Attwood, to learn about the consequences of drug use.
Raised in Widnes, Shaun moved to Arizona where he worked his way up to become a stockbroker and a millionaire during the dot.com bubble. But he also led a double life. Having been a raver in the early 90's Shaun took his love of dance music to the US. he threw raves and distributed Ecstasy.
In 2002, a SWAT team smashed his door down and arrested him. On remand for 26 months, Shaun started the first prison blog, Jon's Jail Journal, which turned the international media spotlight on the conditions in American prisons. He now visits schools to share his story in order to open their eyes to the potential pitfalls of getting involved in drugs and crime.