Severndale were overwhelmed to be invited to the West Mercia Police commendation awards evening, where they were presented with the Chief Superintendent’s Commendation Certificate by Chief Superintendent Tom Harding and Superintendent Mo Lansdale. As a part of Severndale’s community programme students from Sixth Form have been volunteering at Shrewsbury Police station for over a year to help maintain the grounds.

They have been updating and keeping the grounds clean and tidy by weeding, pruning, tending to flower beds and adding new features. Come rain and shine the group go once a week to ensure that the area is kept up to the standard that they have maintained and because of this they were given a commendation award.

Sabrina Hobbs Principal at Severndale said “We are extremely proud of this massive achievement and hope to further develop our strategy for encouraging more opportunities for voluntary sector work in our 6th form. This focus will help shape a better future for our students as they move into a much improved model of adults social care opportunities through our collaborations to influence and support.”

Their teacher Liz Harrison said that it was an honour to be invited to the award ceremony on behalf of the hard work and commitment of the Severndale Sixth Form students. It was an incredibly humbling experience as the event was attended by numerous colleagues in the police force that had been awarded for their bravery in a range of different scenarios.

Our students are continuing their amazing work.