WELL-MEANING students at a Halesowen high school worked with emergency services and council groups to spread their message of kindness far and wide recently.

St Michael's CofE High School, in Curral Road, this year launched #21AOK (Acts of Kindness) as part of a '21st Century Child' project that highlights the world and dangers teenagers face today.

The school's recent 'Where's Your Head At?' event featured a student showcase and interactive market hall where the pupils engaged with a host of agencies including West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service and Sandwell Youth Services.

More than 120 students attended the extra-curricular event, using fun resources such as virtual reality headsets, 'beer goggles' and go karts to enhance learning.

The '21st Century Child' initiative is a project led by the Sandwell Community Alcohol Partnership which students at St Michael's have embraced, hosting events themed on issues identified by both pupils and parents.

St Michael's student Rosie Smith, 13, said: "I am passionate about 21st Century Child because I like to be able to voice my views on the issues young people face.

"I think the event was a huge success and I enjoyed talking to all of the different agencies."

Kerry Whitehouse, school engagement development manager, added: "I think it's wonderful that our students are so passionate about 21st Century Child.

"They have worked so hard over the last year and the relationships they have developed with local agencies is invaluable.

"Student Voice is at the heart of our school, and giving young people the chance to share their views and educate not only their peers but also parents/carers, is vital. "

The school is hosting the Sandwell Launch for 21st Century Child on Thursday November 8, from 5-7pm.