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KingsMead Primary School.

I headed to Northwich today to visit a new school that had been built in 2004, it’s a very modern building but had a very warm and welcoming feel to it.

I was immediately greeted by staff and made to feel at home straight away by being offered a cup of tea.

I noticed straight away that there were stigma and bullying signs all around the school which really impressed me. 212 pupils were there to great me and I was blown away by just how active and verbally involved the children were. I was also very impressed at the end of my assembly when the head teacher broke down my hate crime speech and got the children to discuss each topic that I had discussed.

An absolutely astounding school which is lead by an equally open and honest head teacher that wants to do all that the school and it’s pupils can to target hate crime matters and to understand just what the crimes can do to it’s victims.


Saint Ann’s C of E Primary School.

I continued my campaign in Warrington today by visiting the children of Saint Ann’s Church of England Primary School.

Such a warm welcome was given to myself even before I wheeled into the school, children were already approaching myself in the parking area whilst unloading my car!

Teachers and pupils were equally excited about my visit and it really was a breath of fresh air that so many were excited to see me. It was a fantastic visit and I do look forward to visiting ore schools in my home town soon.

A great assembly in a wonderful local school.


Oakwood Avenue Primary School.

I was quite excited today as I was visiting another Warrington based school, and as I’m from Warrington I certainly want to make an impact in my local community.

I also didn’t realise that my nephew Joshua also attended this school so it was a nice surprise to see him in the assembly. Lot’s of gasps from the children when noticing all of my medals, and Olympic and Paralympic memorabilia.

I also had lots of hands up wanting to volunteer to come up in front of the assembly to hold the Olympic Torch and I chose Joshua to hold the Paralympic Lantern.

Another great assembly, it’s becoming the norm now that children are asking more questions about disability but also hate crime, stigma and bullying which is wonderful to hear and see.

Another successful assembly.