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.

School Activity
Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School, Blackburn

Each year group was assigned their own charity and pupils collected gifts for delivery to Blackburn Foodbank, The Salvation Army, Blackburn Hospital (Children’s Ward), Springfield Care Home, Nightsafe and The Wish Centre.

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Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School, Blackburn

Collected toiletries and treats to be placed in shoe-boxes for delivery to Nightsafe, a local charity which supports homeless people ages 16-24.

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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.

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Bay Leadership Academy

Took part in the Elf Run to raise money for St John’s Hospice in Lancaster

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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.

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The Olive School, Preston

Delivered gift hampers to emergency services, hospice and care homes

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Eden Boys’ School, Preston Raised money for the British Heart Foundation through a treadmill marathon.
Greater Manchester  
Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy, Manchester After a singing session with the Hallé Orchestra, girls sang at  the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to raise funds.
Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Manchester Collected gifts to deliver to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
The Olive School, Bolton

Donated food, toy and gift hampers to the local hospice, hospital, nursing homes, emergency services and churches.

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Eden Boys’ School, Bolton Collected and distributed gifts to  St George’s Day Centre in Bolton.
West Yorkshire  
Tong Leadership Academy, Bradford

Collected items for Bradford Nightstop, which provides emergency accommodation for homeless people ages 16-25, visited the elderly with Age Concern and delivered thank you gifts to staff working at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

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Laisterdyke Leadership Academy, Bradford

Collected for disadvantaged children which were distributed through Bradford Cinderella Club.

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High Crags Primary Leadership Academy Organised an ‘Elf Day’ where children wear red and/or green in exchange for a donation to charity.
Thornbury Primary Leadership Academy

Pupils collected and delivered toys to the Salvation Army.

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Barkerend Primary Leadership Academy

Children carried out a daily ‘Do Good December’ calendar challenge and rasied money for charity by wearing festive jumpers and a winter fair.

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West Midlands  
Eden Girls’ School, Coventry

Created gift hampers to be delivered to two local elderly care homes, The Willows and Alambie House.

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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.

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The Olive School, Birmingham

Collected winter coats to donate to a local charity to help keep vulnerable people warm this winter.

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Small Heath Leadership Academy

Pupils organised a festive party for members of their community

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Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 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.
Eden Girls’ School, Slough

Created gift hampers for hospice patients and the homeless

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The Olive School, Hackney

Organised a jumble sale to support Hackney Winter Night Shelter and St Joseph’s Hospice. Year 6 sang carols for patients at St Joseph’s.

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Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest

Delivered sacks of toys to children at Whipps Cross Hospital

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