All students in Years 7-10 participated in passports walks in July, raising money for SLEAP, a homeless charity based in Leyland. The students walked a combined total of 30 miles in a variety of locations and terrain. The grand total raised was an amazing £1520.46! Rebecca Barnett, a family and youth support worker from SLEAP visited school to collect a cheque last week, and was incredibly grateful for the students’ efforts. CEO Stela Stansfield wanted to thank the students, teachers and community for their donations: “Please do pass our heartfelt thanks to each of them. They should feel very proud of what they achieved. Your generosity will have a lasting impact on the lives of many young people, many not much older at all than your own pupils. We can assure you that 100% of your donation to SLEAP will be spent directly on supporting young people out of homelessness. We know that the work we do makes a huge difference both in the immediate circumstances and also long term”.
During the summer term, students also held events in support of other charities. The Year 7 and 8 ‘Superhero Run’ in support of Rock FM’s Cash for Kids raised £587, a range of activities supporting the people of Ukraine raised £390 and non-uniform days across the year raised £1439 for the WWF, Teenage Cancer Trust and Preston Domestic Violence Services. The next charity event taking place in school is a cake sale taking place on Friday, 30th September in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Associate Assistant Headteacher