It's no secret that community is at the heart of everything we do here at Oasis Community Learning. In fact it is such a large part of life within our academies that pupils even get involved with community transformation over the summer holidays!
We are delighted to share with you Billy-Neal's story at Oasis Academy Warndon.
Over the Summer Billy-Neal proved to be a valuable and thoughtful member of his community in Worcester, and has written a letter to the Queen about a topic he feels very passionately about: bus travel for the elderly and the provisions of bus shelters.
In his letter Billy explained that he feels it is unfair for elderly people to have to wait until 9.30am to use their free travel pass. He wrote about how he feels there is a need for more shelters for bus stops.
You can imagine his surprise and joy when Billy received a letter back from Buckingham Palace! Her Majesty explained that the issue needed to be referred to the local MPs for further action, and thanked Billy for his efforts. Following her advice, that is exactly what he did, and as a result we are pleased to say that the matter was taken seriously and has escalated to the Department of Transport.
Through passion and determination one young man from Worcester has let his voice be heard, started to make a difference and has even been invited to tour the bus depot and to further talk about his concerns.
What a fantastic display of the Oasis ethos and Habits from a very determined and considerate young man. We wish Billy the best of luck in his mission to improve transport for the elderly in his community.