Story by Deborah Blencowe | Photo courtesey of Astrea Academy
Astrea Academy held a community leader meeting on 22nd January to try to see how local people, groups and the school can help support each other.
The school’s official motto is ‘Wisdom in the Stars’. This is given a modern twist through the words of poet and broadcaster Lemn Sissay:
“Reach for the top of the tree and you may get the first branch, but reach for the stars and you’ll get to the top of the tree.”
The event started with a speech from the Lord Major, Magid Magid, at the school assembly. He stressed that “You can make a difference, and your voices need to be heard about what needs improving in the Burngreave area.”
He suggested that the Academy sets up a School Council, so that the students can work with each other and voice their own ideas.
In the words of maths and ICT teacher Wasiq Razaq:
“As well as our commitment to our pupils, we are equally committed to the community that we serve. We are already building strong relationships with religious and community leaders from the area and we hope that our work with them will be vital as we work together to help build a bright future for our pupils and their community.”