14th December 2014
Salvation Army Toy Appeal
Once again the school supported the salvation Army Toy Appeal. It is a charity initiative that is close to all our hearts as it supports local families who are in crisis. We donated new toys and gifts that will be distributed to children who would not have received a gift otherwise.
The tutor groups were innovative raising the money to buy the gifts. Many raised the money at our Christmas Fayre; 10RL did a car wash in the freezing cold rain! 8SL raffled off an enormous chocolate hamper and 9RC did a “Guess the Santa” competition with more chocolate as the prize! It is not just about us donating money, but about the whole process of deciding how to raise the money, raising the money and then purchasing the toys and gifts.
The toys were presented to a representative from the Salvation Army in assembly. Andy Shutt said he was overwhelmed to see so many toys we had donated to the charity. He thanked the whole school recognising the generosity from all. The toys were loaded up into the van by members of 9RC and were then off to the main depot in Newcastle.
The toys are sorted into age ranges and distributed round those families in need by volunteers from The Salvation Army. Thank you once again to all the pupils, staff and parents who really went the extra mile to help others not as fortunate as ourselves. We are such a caring community and it is embedded in the ethos of our school. We feel proud to belong to such a community.