As Blackburn fell silent to remember those who lost their lives in the recent terrorist attacks in London, four Year 7 students from BCHS with Crosshill represented our school by taking part in the memorial event.
They joined representatives from all sections of the Borough, including the Mayor, Councillor Colin Rigby OBE, and leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council – Councillor Mohammed Khan, as well as Town Hall staff, members of the public and community leaders.
The students also met the Mayor, who was impressed by the maturity and the compassion shown by some of the youngest students in the school. They were later interviewed by online TV station, That’s Lancashire.
Diane Atkinson, Headteacher of BCHS said “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and the victims of the recent attacks in Manchester and London. We are proud of, but not surprised by, the empathy and compassion shown by all of our students during this terrible time. As a school, we will stand united against these mindless acts of violence.”