As this year, for the first time, both Year 7 and Year 8 students have enrolled at Blackwood High School simultaneously, there are extra pressures on Staff and all others involved with the students.
This certainly includes Sam Thomson, the current, long-standing Pastoral Care Worker. Anticipating this situation, Sam approached MHICC last year, requesting the Council to financially support another PCW.
The Council agreed, with the result that the new PCW at Blackwood Primary School ( 2 days) has also accepted a one day a week appointment at Blackwood High School.
This is an excellent result, and will be a great blessing to Sam, the Staff and the students at our local High School.
Thanks be to God.
Bev Eccleston, Carys Penny