We are proud to be the recipients of the Croydon SACRE WIRE Award, the first secondary school in the borough to be given this honour.
Our dedicated Head of Religious Education, Ms John, has worked tirelessly to provide our students with fantastic opportunities to be part of international conferences, forums, and a number of other online events which promote peace, tolerance, and understanding of all beliefs and faiths. As a result the Academy has this month been presented with the Widening Inclusivity in Religious Education (WIRE) Award.
Councillor Richard Chaterjee commended the Academy on the impressive range of activities students have taken part in to complete the award "in an exceptional and difficult year for schools and teachers". Mr Green, Principal, was delighted to receive such an accolade, remarking "I am extremely proud of our students and staff for achieving this award, especially during this year of upheaval. I am very thankful to Ms John for making this happen and for providing so many wonderful opportunities for our students."
Recent events that have contributed to the award for the Academy include putting questions to his Holiness the Dalai Lama on a live global stream, and participating in online conference with the World Humanitarian Drive (WHD). At one event with WHD, our students were fortunate enough to be part of a session with Mandla Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela.
The WIRE award lasts for two years from the point of presentation, and further evidence must be submitted to have this extended, we are therefore really looking forward to seeing what future events our students get involved with.