Sydenham High students come together to raise awareness of homelessness at Christmas in support of Crisis

The end of term Christmas celebrations were kicked off with the annual Crisis at Christmas review, organised by the year 12 Sixth Form students. Aiming to raise awareness of homelessness at Christmas, and in support of the charity drive for donations, students from years 7-13 were all encouraged to bring in donations that were then kindly collected and taken to a local collection point. And what a generous bunch of students we have at Sydenham High! Donations varied from non-perishable foods items, toiletries, arts and crafts material and clothing; all items that were much needed by the charity and those facing homelessness over the Christmas period.

The year 12 organising committee worked tirelessly to organise a wonderful event, holding auditions and regular rehearsals to ensure that all the acts were ready to go. Some fabulous Christmas candy decorations gave a festive feel to the Longton Hall and ensured the scene was set for a great morning of entertainment. And to bring a celebrity feel to the event, Miranda Hart very kindly filmed a support message for the students, congratulating them on their hard work.

“Hello to you, Sydenham High School. I’m just wishing you a very very merry Christmas and good luck for all you are doing to raise money for Crisis. You’re amazing! Have such fun!” – Miranda Hart

The event showcased some wonderful talents from singing, dancing and even political satire! Our performers excelled themselves, and a special mention must go to Mr Guest and Mr Batty for their wonderful parody of ‘Man’s Not Hot’.