December 2013 saw the successful culmination of our third Big Sister programme when our twenty brave Little Sisters from Harrop Fold School made a big, joyful splash at their graduation. In a lively ceremony, hosted by the University of Salford at their Media City studios, the girls celebrated their achievement gleefully with songs, speeches, certificates and laughter.
And in January it will be the turn of the Little Sisters from Oldham Oasis Academy to celebrate their graduation – and I’m sure they will do just as good a job of it.
But as the New Year kicks off we have no time to dwell on past achievements: we will be busy with the launch of three brand-new Big Sister programmes – at Blackburn’s Central High School, Salford’s Albion Academy and Oldham’s Oasis Academy (again). All the Big Sisters are trained up, keyed up and ready to go for what will be our busiest year yet. So here’s looking forward to success in the future built on the solid foundations of the past.