As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Manchester attacks, at the Ariana Grande concert on 22ndMay 2017, we reflect on the world in which we live.
In recent times, the world has seen attacks: in schools; on public transport and as people move around in daily life. These times, as well as showing the worst in people, also highlight the best in mankind. People, from all walks of life, have put their safety and well-being aside, in acts of courage to save others. It is these we must remember too.
At Thistley Hough, we understand the complex world in which we live and the risks faced, all be them small. We feel it is our duty to safeguard our students, giving them crucial life skills and advice should the worst occur. It is for this reason that we will be continuing to practice lock down procedures and evacuations. We will also be educating students in the ‘Run, Hide, Share’ campaign. Details of which are available at:
The film advises those who get caught up in an incident to ‘run, hide and tell’ – guidance which can be applied to any place. We know that from case studies and real life testimony based on the experiences of people who have survived attacks the advice given in the film has saved lives.
Understandably, this subject can be emotive. Should you wish to discuss this topic, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Hodges or the Pastoral Team.
Mrs H Hodges
Senior Assistant Principal