effervescent, Sue Mead from the Swindon & District Branch of the Guide Dogs
for the Blind, who came along with her sweet guide dog Milly. She gave the pupils a talk about her
experiences and advice on what to do if confronted by a blind person and their
dog. Sue returned to Riverside after
Christmas with Milly and another training dog, where she was presented with
approximately £80 which was raised by staff donations in lieu of ‘Secret Santa’
afterward, we invited the Road Safety Officer from Swindon Borough Council who
showed a hard hitting video and gave valuable and potentially life-saving
advice on road safety.
from Swindon Gay Pride also came into school and she gave an informative and
interesting talk to KS4 pupils on gender issues. The talk was well received by all.
visitor of the year was the Mayor of Swindon, who arrived in a chauffeur driven
limousine adorned in all his mayoral regalia.
The pupils presented him with a cake for his birthday and sang a heart-warming
rendering of, ‘Happy Birthday Mr. Mayor’.
Mr. Mayor left clutching his cupcake in the back of his limousine! The Mayor was so impressed by Riverside
pupils, that Year 11 have been invited to join him for tea in the Mayor’s Parlour