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Andrew presents Speaker's Award


SSA.jpgAndrew Smith MP visited St Gregory the Great school to present the 'Speakers School Council Award'.

The award consisted of a plaque and certificate and was presented to Bath Cole and Natasha Mora, representatives of the school council.

Out of a large number of schools eligible for this award across the country, St Gregory came a highly impressive runner-up. Their achievement was a highly successful school council project on e-safety that many of the students embraced enthusiastically.

Students from St Gregory hosted a conference on e-safety to 25 other schools in the area and gave a presentation. They also collaborated with St. John Fisher Catholic Primary School where they shared ideas and presented an assembly -- St John's Fisher went on to have their own assembly, e-safety afternoon, and parents assembly.

Andrew said: "This is a fantastic achievement for students at St Gregory's. Electronic safety for children is a real concern, and there is no substitute for educating children in both the risks and benefits of exploring the internet and using mobile phones. It's as important as teaching children to cross the road. I was heartened to see how students at St Gregory have embraced this project and are spreading awareness of the potential dangers of the internet and mobile phones -- congratulations!"

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