MP praises school for charity project

Andy Burnham visiting Golborne High School to discuss their work with The Ashanti Project helping villagers in Ghana. L to R: Andy Burnham MP, work shadowing student Charlotte Buckley, Golborne High School headteacher David Lythgoe, Deputy Head Girl Alice Grix and Head Boy Thomas Davies
Andy Burnham visiting Golborne High School to discuss their work with The Ashanti Project helping villagers in Ghana. L to R: Andy Burnham MP, work shadowing student Charlotte Buckley, Golborne High School headteacher David Lythgoe, Deputy Head Girl Alice Grix and Head Boy Thomas Davies
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KIND-HEARTED secondary school pupils received a visit from their local MP concerning their charity work.

Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Leigh MP Andy Burnham visited Golborne High School, on Lowton Road, to learn about the school’s charity The Ashanti Project.

Head Boy Thomas Davies and Deputy Head Girl Alice Grix told Mr Burnham about the school’s work with The Ashanti Project, which is run by Leigh Rotary Club.

Through their links with the Rotarians the pupils at Golborne High School have taken part in a number of fund-raising events for the project, which raises funds to refurbish the village of Ashanti in Ghana.

The project has already put five clean water boreholes in the village, eliminating a long walk to get water each day from local springs, provided new toilets and built a playground at the school.

Mr Burnham was also quizzed about further education and the difficulties facing young people in finding work, and told them stories about life in Parliament.

Headteacher David Lythgoe said: “The students felt that the meeting showed Mr Burnham is in touch with local issues and the community as a whole.”