Hear us roar!

Calderstones School hosted an inspiring day for students as they took part in the LionHeart Challenge.

The LionHeart Challenge is a customised suite of enterprise and citizenship programmes for school pupils aimed at nurturing them as the UK’s future business leaders.

The nationally acclaimed programme was sponsored by local solicitors MSB Solicitors, who kindly offered to fully fund the initiative at the school.

All Year 10 students took part in the enterprise challenge, which introduces young people to real topics of national importance including community action, environmental issues, fire prevention, crime prevention, health and wellbeing, radicalisation and road safety.

Judges on the day included Paul Bibby, managing partner at MSB solicitors; Emma Carey, head of family department at MSB solicitors; Liam O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Skiffl; headteacher Lee Radcliffe and Keith Leadbetter, head of Year 10. Councillor Nick Small, cabinet member for education also attended the event on the day.

Sharon Ellis, deputy headteacher, said: “The LionHeart Challenge has proven to be of real benefit to our students.

“Not only did it serve to develop a raft of transferrable skills required for the world of work but it also enabled students to consider community based projects from a moral and ethical perspective.

“At Calderstones we try to allow our students to have as many enrichment opportunities as we can. We endeavour to prepare them for the best start in their life beyond school as we fully appreciate that they live in a very competitive world.

“We are truly grateful to both the Lion Heart organisation and MSB Solicitors, our sponsors, who facilitated the event and enabled it to happen.”

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