Highbridge’s King Alfred School has joined forces with Weston’s Grand Pier to give something back to students who have gone above and beyond, either in the school or the community.

The King Alfred School in Highbridge wants to highlight its own local heroes who will be rewarded with a day of unlimited free rides on the Grand Pier.

Students, teachers, staff, parents and members of the community are being invited to nominate students who they feel are worthy of recognition.

It could be for something they have done in school, at home, or in the community.

Maybe they have gone above and beyond by helping someone else out, possibly supporting a fellow student in some way, or proving to be a good friend to someone inside or outside of school.

They may have raised money for a local charity, or given time and effort to assisting in a community project or other worthy cause.

Perhaps they have overcome their own adversity to achieve academic or sporting success, or dedicate time to caring for a younger or older relative, or in some other way set a positive example which can inspire other people.

Absolutely anyone can nominate a student as part of the new scheme.

The Grand Pier is providing ten unlimited ride wristbands every half-term for the students judged to be The King Alfred School’s local heroes.

Michelle Michael, co-owner of the Grand Pier, said: “It’s a pleasure to be able to provide a reward for deserving young people, many of whom may well be ‘unsung heroes’ until now.”

“The Grand Pier is all about making memories, having good times, and fun, and its rewarding for us to be able to help young people have a great day out in recognition for their positive achievements.”

King Alfred School Principal Nathan Jenkins said: “In launching the Heroes scheme, our main aim is to bring the school and local community together as one, to highlight and celebrate our local heroes.”

“The Grand Pier has been incredibly generous in providing us with the prizes for our heroes, and we are very grateful for their support in recognising our students. I’m sure our winners will make good use of their wristbands, and have a great time visiting the Grand Pier.”

If anyone is interested in nominating someone as a local hero, they should send an email to hero@kingalfred.somerset.sch.uk

Every half term, students who have been nominated, together with their parents/carers, will be invited to a celebratory gathering where the winners will be announced and will be presented with their wristbands.