A girls' school has been awarded National Citizen Service (NCS) Gold Champion School status for the contribution and involvement of their pupils over the last summer holidays.

Al Islah Girls High School in Blackburn were rewarded for their work with over 100 schools and Al Islah Girls High School came in the top 8 schools in the Northwest. 

The NCS service, a voluntary personal and social development for 15-17-year olds in England and Northern Ireland.

Their Champion School statuses of Gold, Silver and Bronze are awarded according to the percentage of pupils from each school who participate in the NCS Programme every summer and discover who they are and what they can do. 

Each student dedicated 30 hours toward community projects, totalling over 150 hours of voluntary time in the local area. 

Mrs Nikhat Pardesi, Acting Headteacher of Al Islah Girls’ High School, said, “This is an amazing achievement of which our students can feel very proud. In addition to making a significant impact through volunteering, the experience was a great opportunity for the students to develop their leadership, communication, teamwork skills and awareness of their local community.

“We hope that as many students as possible in next year’s Year 11 cohort will sign up and continue the good work.”

The school is hosting a family fun day for females only on February 23.

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To find out more about the school and enrolments you can call 01254 261573 or see www.alislah.org.uk