Golden girl Hannah Cockroft is new patron for Ravenscliffe

Hannah Cockroft
Hannah Cockroft

Hannah Cockroft is the new patron of Calderdale’s special high school Ravenscliffe.

The Paralympic double gold medallist has lent her support to help build a new sixth-form site for Ravenscliffe pupils at nearby Spring Hall, Huddersfield Road, Halifax.

The sixth-form come community hub will boast a contemporary and independent learning site for students as well as offering community facilities such as a cafe for people using the athletics track. But the project needs £1.5m in addition to council funding. The school is calling on its community to back the build.

Hannah Cockroft MBE said: “The Ravenscliffe@SpringHall project is more than building a sixth-form in Halifax centre. The refurbishment will benefit every school, athlete and community in Calderdale.

“It’s the perfect space for a school in need of space and for future Yorkshire champions to have a piece of gold in their town centre.”

Headteacher Martin Moorman said: “We’re delighted a local and national heroine is our patron. As a former Spring Hall user she is vital in our vision to make Ravenscliffe@SpringHall a reality.