Giving back at Christmas time

Today’s assembly, given by Deputy Head, Mr Batty, was the culmination of our Reverse Advent Calendar where pupils and staff have been donating different items each day. The donations were placed in containers that stretch for 15 metres! We are very excited to be shipping all of the donated items to Lewisham Food Bank, which believes no one in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why the Food Bank provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. The Food Bank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. The Food Bank were incredibly appreciative – and impressed with the generous amount! Well done and thank you to everyone who contributed!

We also participated in Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children and our sixth formers are eagerly preparing for the annual Revue in aid of Crisis, which supports those homeless at Christmas time. It is wonderful to see our pupils getting involved and giving back to the community, and remembering those less fortunate at this special time of year.