GOOD Samaritans who have helped to make a difference to the lives of youngsters have been recognised for going the extra mile.

As part of Anti-Bullying Week, staff and pupils at St Gregory's Catholic High School in Westbrook took part in a series of activities over a two-week period.

This included a protest walk by the anti-bullying team to primary schools to raise awareness and understanding of hate crime.

Wendy Dolphin, who organised the project with her colleague Chrissie Peace, said: "We asked our pupils and the primary schools to think carefully about someone outside of their immediate family or school, who has shown them respect and left a positive footprint with them.

"Each pupil was asked to write a letter to their nominee thanking them and explaining how they have impacted on their life.

"All of our nominees will then receive an acknowledgement through the post.

"Our aim is that lots of people across Warrington will receive a special thank you.

"Each school will also receive a book containing their completed letters as a permanent reminder to spread positive footprints throughout our community."

"We were also incredibly lucky to welcome Adrian Derbyshire to share his incredible work via The Adrian Derbyshire Foundation and Julia Derbyshire #SASSY campaign with our pupils."

The week finished with a screening of The Greatest Showman to celebrate individuality.

A number of pupils and staff have also been given Positive Footprint Awards to celebrate someone who has made a positive difference to their day.

Those who have been handed an award have been urged to share their pictures by tweeting @sgrch_school.