During Anti-Bullying Week, students were involved in a number of competitions to promote Anti-Bullying at Rushey Mead. This is really important to all of us at school, and links to our core value of Rushey 1 – Be Kind, a simple but clear message to all that bullying will not be tolerated at our school. There were some exceptional entries by students from all year groups, but after much deliberation our winner was Vanita 10MEM. Vanita produced and sang about Anti-Bullying; it was amazing! Well done Vanita! She chose the prize of a £10 Amazon voucher.
In September, 60 Year 10 students completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition, spending two days exploring the Leicestershire countryside and doing their bit to help the environment. The teams hiked across the Bradgate park area, picking up litter and making their way along the walking routes they had planned in the previous weeks. The students were an absolute credit to Rushey Mead. They demonstrated their excellent organisational and team-working skills as they set up camp, cooked their evening meals, and set their alarms for a very early start. Well done to everyone who took part!
Congratulations to Dev 10BEM who switched on Leicester’s famous Diwali Lights on Belgrave Road – Golden Mile in front of over 40,000 people for the 2nd consecutive year. Dev was selected to do this because of his extraordinary contributions to the local community and in large national campaigns. Dev has spent hundreds of hours of his own time even during holidays volunteering for activities and events for the Youth community of Leicester and Leicestershire and representing the views of young people in the city. Most notably Dev has written a report on Child Poverty which was read by then Prime Minister Theresa May. This is still resulting in changes to the government’s approach on school food and poverty. As well as going to 10 Downing Street, he also appeared on the One Show. Over the past 6 months, Dev has been working closely with Celebrity Chef, Jamie Oliver on launching…