Keep track of our Festive Winter Gift Programme
Following the launch of our annual Festive Winter Gift Programme, activities and collections are already underway within our schools to support the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Throughout the campaign, we are supporting those in our communities – young and old – who are unwell, elderly, homeless or living in care, and those experiencing loneliness or food poverty. As well as benefitting vulnerable people this winter, our pupils will also benefit from their involvement by experiencing first-hand the positive impact of helping those less fortunate.
The programme links to each of our STAR values – Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect – and offers our pupils a valuable learning opportunity.
Read about what our schools are contributing in the below table, and follow our Twitter account for Tweets and photos of the activities as they happen.
|Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School, Blackburn||Each year group has been assigned their own charity, with pupils collecting gifts for delivery to Blackburn Foodbank, The Salvation Army, Blackburn Hospital (Children’s Ward), Springfield Care Home, Nightsafe and The Wish Centre.|
|Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School, Blackburn||Collecting toiletries and treats to be placed in shoe-boxes for delivery to Nightsafe, a local charity which supports homeless people ages 16-24.|
|The Olive School, Blackburn||
Collected almost 200 winter coats which were delivered to Blackburn Rovers to assist with the Wrap Up Lancashire initiative to keep vulnerable people warm this winter.
|Eden Boys’ School, Preston||Collecting gifts to be delivered to terminally ill children at Derian House Children’s Hospice.|
|Highfield Leadership Academy, Blackpool||
Upcycled waste to trim a tree for the Winter Gardens Christmas Tree Festival to raise money for repairs and renovations to the iconic landmark.
|Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy, Manchester||Teamed up with the Halle Orchestra to deliver Christmas carols and gifts to a elderly care home.|
|Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Manchester||Collecting gifts to deliver to the local children’s hospital.|
|The Olive School, Bolton||Donating food, toy and gift hampers to the local hospice, hospital, nursing homes, emergency services and churches.|
|Tong Leadership Academy, Bradford||Collecting items for Bradford Nightstop, which provides emergency accommodation for homeless people ages 16-25.|
|Laisterdyke Leadership Academy, Bradford||Organising a party for elderly people in local care homes, as well as collecting for Bradford Foodbank, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Refugee Action and Save The Children through Christmas Jumper Day.|
|High Crags Primary Leadership Academy||Organising an ‘Elf Day’ where children wear red and/or green in exchange for a donation to charity.|
|Eden Girls’ School, Coventry||Creating gift hampers to be delivered to two local elderly care homes, The Willows and Alambie House.|
|Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham||Took part in Birmingham’s ‘Big Sleep Out’ which raised awareness and money for St Basil’s Charity who support homeless young people aged 18-25.|
|The Olive School, Birmingham||Collecting winter coats to donate to a local charity to help keep vulnerable people warm this winter.|
|Eden Girls’ School, Slough||Fundraising for a charity which supports vulnerable elderly people.|
|The Olive School, Hackney||Organising a jumble sale to support Hackney Winter Night Shelter. Year 6 will also be carol singing at St Joseph’s hospice.|
Added By: Star Academies | Date Added: 4th Dec 2018 | Posted In: Latest News