The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen

Last week, we were delighted to welcome The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Councillor Derek Hardman, to Westholme.

The Mayor met Dr Robson in the morning, and discussed all things Westholme. This included the history of the school, the part that it plays in the local community, and the future of the school with the new Prep School redevelopments planned for September 2022, amongst other things.

Two of our INSPIRED Sixth Form Student Executive, Lucy, who is currently applying for Medicine, and Julia, who has gained her offer to study Biology at Oxford, proceeded to take the Mayor on a guided tour of the Senior School, showing him around our outstanding facilities at Wilmar Lodge.

After a delicious lunch prepared by members of the catering team, he then met some of our Year 7 students, who discussed their recent success in the Holistic Award.

The Mayor himself was even presented with an honorary ‘Gold’ Holistic Badge before he departed; an appropriate award for such a distinguished guest.