23rd April is Stephen Lawrence Day. A nationally recognised event which commemorates the tragic event of Stephen’s death in 1993. Whilst the date is one of remembrance, it is also a day which looks to where we are now and how we can create a better, fairer society. The pandemic has recently shone a light on why our local communities are so important and how we can pull together to create real, meaningful change.
Stephen Lawrence Day focuses on the part we all play in creating a society in which everyone can flourish. It is an opportunity for children and young people to have their voices heard, make the changes they’d like to see, and create a society that treats everyone with fairness and respect.
Through Stephen Lawrence Day we want young people at MHS to be inspired about what they can achieve in their own lives- whether in the their classroom, their community or a career. We want them to get involved in creating the kind of community they want to live in, and we want our young people to have a strong voice in building a more inclusive society.
Here at MHS we are committed to harnessing pupil voice, and through this our young people can recognise the important role they play in ensuring Milford Haven is an inclusive community. With this in mind, today we challenge everyone to complete one extra act of kindness. This could be something simple like holding the door open for someone or giving a friend a compliment, or offering your help to someone in need. Whatever act of kindness you choose today be proud that you are making a positive and immediate impact in your community, acts of kindness may seem like a small start but it helps Milford Haven be a place where we all feel valued.
We would like to make all parents and carers aware that there are new line markings in Thornton Car Park and the designated pupil drop off/collection zone in the upper section of Thornton Car Park at the rear of the school site.
There are now clearly designated parking spaces, including a section of ‘reverse park only’ bays and disabled spaces, in addition to traffic directional arrows where necessary to facilitate safe and effective movement of vehicles at the start and end of the school day. Additional double yellow lines and hatched off spaces have been added to prevent vehicles parking in areas that would prevent the free movement of vehicles and contribute to an additional safety hazard. When dropping off or collecting your children it is vital that you do not park in any of the areas that have been marked as out of bounds, as doing so can cause unsafe situations for children trying to access or leave school.
Taxis and minibuses for school pupils now have a designated collection/drop off area in the lower section of Thornton Car Park where parking is reserved for staff vehicles only. It would be greatly appreciated if everyone could please adhere to the new line markings to achieve safer and more organised arrival and departure of all school traffic at peak times. Diolch yn fawr
It has come to our attention that some pupils are wearing a single layer scarf as a face covering. Single layer face coverings do not follow the WG guidance, which states that: