Putting trust in the pupils

GIFTED students have won high praise for their tireless efforts to improve life at a north east academy.

Bede Academy in Blyth appointed a Leadership and Management (LAM) group to develop skills in key areas.

So far they have acted as school ambassadors at a host of events, ranging from tea parties for local residents to an Emmanuel Schools Foundation ‘Olympics’ style event.

They have also developed top tips and teacher revision guides for students, spoken publicly before their peers on a range of issues and acted as guides to a variety of VIPs visiting the academy.

Assistant vice-principal Andrew Thomas said: “The LAM group members have been only too willing to accept levels of responsibility way beyond their years.

“They are a group of students I know I can trust implicitly who will volunteer, often at short notice, to help out.”

Student Jade Corbett, a member of the leadership group, said: “We have been trusted with things you would not normally expect someone of our age to be entrusted with, which is a great feeling.

“Our views are listened to and many of our ideas put into practice which helps all the students at Bede Academy.”