To say our Community Fun Day was a success has to be the biggest understatement of the year so far! What more could we ask for with great live performances, a vast choice of refreshments in the food & drink zone, a fun fair and the diverse range of stalls and activities throughout the day. Add these to the live broadcast from Pulstar Radio and glorious sunshine and a fantastic day was had from start to finish.
The day would not have been possible without the tireless effort of our volunteers and of course our community, who turned out in their hundreds to support the event.
A big ‘thank you’ goes out to all the performers, entertainment providers and stallholders for creating a family friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Special mentions must go to the ‘main stage’ performers Nicola Fallows, Danny Fallows, Great Reckoning, Born Hippy, Purge, Nowt2Do? Dancers and the Marionettes.
Also deserving a mention for their support are St. John Ambulance, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, GMP, NHS smoking cessation, Winstons Wish, Cheeky Chimps, Tyldesley Rugby Club, Hindsford AFC, Astley & Tyldesley FC, Sibcas, S & W Garages, Union Arms, Freddielicious, Rema Indian Cuisine, Golfday.com, Ads Zorb, DRB Photography, Intergen CIC, Thimbles, LoveLuci Cards, Wigan & Leigh Housing, Shakerley & Gin Pit residents associations, Bent & Bongs ESU, Tyldesley & Mosley Common Children’s Centre, Barton Sub Aqua Club, Hindley Green Model Flyers Club, Combined Churches, Pulstar Radio, North West Fun Fairs, Astley Cubs, Bradbury Frankfurters and our local Primary Schools.
We have put together a photograph gallery of the day for your enjoyment, which can be accessed on our website at Community Fun Day - 6th May
Thank you for all your support and we look forward to welcoming you to our school for future events and celebrations.
PC Andy Wright, School Based Police Officer at Fred Longworth High School has been celebrating this month after receiving two prestigious awards.Wigan Miner's Lamp Trophy
Firstly, he received the Wigan Miner’s Lamp Trophy at an Awards Ceremony at Wigan Town Hall from the Chief Constable, Mayor and Chief Superintendent Donnellan on the 16th April 2013.
The trophy is a Miner's Lamp, which was presented to the Chief Constable by the Mayor of Wigan in 1991 at the official launch of the Wigan Council Central Watch Station. The Chief Constable had directed it be awarded each year in recognition of effort on Division.
This year it was awarded to PC Wright, who during the past 12 months was deemed to have contributed most through personal effort both on and off duty in the field of community care.
Chief Constable's Commendation
In addition to the Wigan Trophy, Sir Peter Fahy, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police commended PC Andy Wright for outstanding police service in recognition of his work with the Nowt2Do? Project.
Sir Peter said it was "in recognition for his personal commitment, dedication and professionalism in creating and developing the Nowt2Do youth project in Wigan. The multi award winning project has helped children in the community to develop new skills and increase their self-esteem. Constable Wright's outstanding work has helped to reduce antisocial behaviour in the area."
Well done PC Wright from all at Fred Longworth!