Paying Respect to the Victims of the Manchester Attack

Pupils and staff have paid tribute to those that lost their lives following the attack at Manchester Arena on Monday night. Wales High School fell silent at 10.35am yesterday (Tuesday 23rd May), a reflection on the time of the explosion, to show support for the families affected by the tragic events.

Head Teacher Pepe Di’Iasio said:

“We had some students that were at the event in Manchester and we’ve had to help deal with the emotions that spill over as a result of that. Our staff have used the relationships that they’ve built with students to make sure they are there for them and able to talk with them if they have any concerns.


We took the decision to hold a minute’s silence to reflect on what happened. During that minute we gave advice and guidance to our pastoral team to make sure that students had time to think about their personal friends and others that they may know that were involved in what happened and how they can help and best be part of a response that the whole country is going through at the moment.”

The school flag was also at half-mast to show support for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack and specialist staff are on hand to help any students that may face difficulties in coming to terms with the events that they have seen in the news.