The departure of our Year 13 students has seen the leadership of the Interact Club transfer over to current Year 12s who have already attacked their work with relish.

The Interact Club is supported by the Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad and is a national project for 12-18 year olds which is designed to develop leadership skills whilst serving the local community. The programme has a long history at The Friary and has raised monies for local causes including Birmingham Children’s Hospice.

Sam Ellicott, from Lichfield St Chad Rotary, who has been a tremendous support of our school, dropped in to meet the new team this week and was accompanied by Rotarian Tim Wadsworth, President of the Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad and Rotarian David Cooke, who is the Chairman of the Rotary Club’s Community and Youth Committee.

The Interact Club, supported by the Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad, attended the Summer Sizzler to run a cake stall at the sell-out event so their good work has already begin in earnest.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “The Lichfield St Chad Rotary Club are a wonderful supporter of the school and the students get so much out of this scheme. The opportunity to develop their sense of leadership and responsibility, the chance to have a real impact on charitable courses, and a creditworthy scheme to support UCAS and employment applications makes this scheme too good to miss out on. We are very proud to have the Interact Club alive and kicking in our school.”