Wednesday was a red letter day for Moor Park. We were nominated for five awards at the Lancashire Evening Post Education Awards and we won the School Trip award in recognition for our Super Learning week but also the wider cultural, artistic and sporting experiences that we give our students. Commendations were received for wonderful Claire Brook in the Inspirational Teacher category, Saffron  in the STEM category, Kian and Carys in the Performing Arts category and finally the school itself in the Secondary School of the Year category.

We all left the ceremony feeling very proud of our school, our staff and most importantly our young people. As I reflected on the awards on my drive home, I realised that all the awards were connected to the same aspect of our school offer; the increasingly wide opportunities that we give our young people. Increasingly our school is becoming a byword for cultural excellence, be it the trips and visits that we send our young people on, the range of extra-curricular activities that our young people benefit from or our increasingly wide ranging offer in the arts and sport. Education and enrichment should be symbiotic partners in growing a child into adulthood and we know this in our school; our students are very lucky.