As part of the second phase of Culcheth-2-Soweto, the apprentice students are tasked with raising large sums of money for the project through both team events and their individual fundraising efforts. Two of our Year 10 students, Kitty Wilson and Amelia Williams, raised a staggering £1300 at an event they organised recently. On Friday 17th March they hosted an evening of entertainment (including performing themselves!) featuring the Greater Manchester Police Big Band as the headline act.

Getting such a well-established and prestigious act to perform was amazing in itself but the efforts the girls and their families went to for this fantastic evening was incredible. This was following a similar event that they hosted last year but were determined to make this one bigger and better – it certainly was just that! The students really have worked hard and proved that this project involves the families and the local community as well as us staff and students at school. It has been a great way to promote Culcheth-2-Soweto which is now in its 9th year! We are proud of all of our apprentices in their fundraising journeys but this event was extra special – well done!