Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Olly Martins has praised the actions of two of our students who campaigned to improve public safety in their community.
Daniel Rasul and Farhaan Khan were concerned about the lighting in the play area on Westbourne Road in Queen’s Park, Bedford and the fact that the lights being out at night was making people feel unsafe.
As a consequence of their studies for their GCSE Citizenship course they took the issue up with Commissioner Martins when he visited their school and he in turn raised it with Bedford Borough Mayor Dave Hodgson. When the council investigated the problem it was found that the timers on the lampposts were malfunctioning and new improved light sensors were fitted instead.
The Spanish Department organises a residential trip every summer in the stunning university city of Salamanca (Spain) for those students studying Year 9 and Year 10 GCSE Spanish. The trip has been a huge success since it was first organised in 2010 and students have always returned with a greater interest in Spanish and the Spanish culture.
A former winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, Sita Brahmachari spent the day with some of our year 10 students recently.
She began her career in community theatre and has worked extensively in theatre education but three years ago she decided to turn her hand to writing for young people.
Lizzie Frost and fellow members of the Student Forum have told Bedford Midweek what they would do if they were Mayor for a Day.