Wilthorpe Primary School pupils aim higher

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Fifty-nine Year 6 pupils from Wilthorpe Primary School have been recognised for their achievement in becoming ‘I Know I Can Aim Higher Champions’.

The red carpet was rolled out at Horizon Community College to celebrate the students who have taken part in a number of experiences and opportunities to develop healthy minds, skills and build ‘real’ character.

The ‘I Know I Can’ scheme inspired pupils to raise their aspirations and celebrate achievements, by encouraging pupils to think beyond their home and get involved in community and global projects.

I Know I Can (IKIC) is a brand developed by partner organisations including: Barnsley College, who want to make a positive contribution to the lives of the young people here in Barnsley.

The Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Linda Burgess, Principal of Horizon Community College, Nick Bowen and Deputy Principal of Barnsley College, Yiannis Koursis presented students with their certificates.

Nick, said: “To work in partnership with our excellent primary schools and Barnsley College on raising the aspirations of young people in the area is something we are very eager to continue.”

“The IKIC event with Wilthorpe Primary School shows just what can be achieved with an enterprising attitude and real partnership work. I hope this is the first of many such events. The children all deserved the recognition they received for their enterprising community activities.”