As part of Swinton/Salford Rotary Club’s annual ‘Doing the Right Thing Award, Irlam & Cadishead College was asked to nominate students for this prestigious award. The award covers many aspects of being a good citizen. This could be anything from a random act of kindness to just being a decent young person.

The nominees and their families received a Mayoral invitation to the Civic Centre for the award ceremony.  At the ceremony the Mayor read the citations and the students were presented with their awards. Following this they were invited to the Mayor’s Parlour where they were served a delicious Afternoon Tea.

The two Irlam & Cadishead nominees were Year 10 students: Heath Murphy and Anais Kelly.

Heath was nominated for many reasons: – he is a dedicated Peer Mentor to his Year 7 mentee,  he is an outstanding student in every aspect of the word, his behaviour and conduct is impeccable, both students and staff know they can rely on him to be an articulate and caring member of the college. His academic achievements this year have been of a very high standard and his positive attitude is infectious to those around him.

Anais was nominated because she is a Peer Mentor and has supported many of the Year 7 students to settle in to high school life.  Anais is a dedicated student, who shows pride in all that she does and consistently strives to do her best. This attitude is not just evident in her class work, but outside school as well, as she is involved in a number of extra-curricular activities such as football, cheerleading and drama. She was in the recent school performance of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.  Anais also supports her younger sister who suffers from a serious heart condition.

Irlam & Cadishead College is justly proud of these young people who also represent the many other talented young citizens in our community.