Last Tuesday morning (13th September), Croydon High School once again welcomed the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, to address Year 10 and 11 in a special assembly. Mr Mayor lead the girls in a very moving, honest and frank discussion about the social issues that the local community faces, including; homelessness, poverty, FGM, domestic abuse, human trafficking, racism and discrimination.
Perhaps the most powerful message that he left the girls with was, not only of his own experiences, but also that we must value every single individual. He stressed to the girls that in order to improve their local community, they must get out into it, communicate and work with those around them.
The assembly marked the launch of CHS First Give and the Year 10 and 11 students have clearly been inspired to get started on their projects.
Rounding off a busy week, the Croydon High's new Headmistress, Emma Pattison, appeared on the front of the Croydon Advertiser highlighting the school’s exciting new Career Pathways initiative.