Our year eight students put together hundreds of “bags of encouragement”, which were then given to people living on Warwick Road this morning.
The show of generosity was part of the Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award and requires participants to complete personal, school and community challenges.
This was part of the community challenge, our students have already completed their personal and school challenges and this is the community element.
Many students have collected a raft of different items, including tinned food and toiletries, and attached a personal note with a message of support to each bag.
Trinity School was flooded in December 2015, in addition to a lot our student’s homes, this provided an opportunity for the students to go out into the community and show people that they recognise what happened and are that we are still thinking of them.
“It’s been good putting the collection together,” said Owen Slater, 13. “We want to help people and show that we care.”
Emily Delaney, also 13, said: “We’re doing it as part of our Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award. We’ve had cake sales in our form to raise money as well.
“Every Friday it was someone’s turn to bring in cakes that they’d made. I wasn’t flooded and I don’t know anyone that was, but we want to help the people that were.”
Luke Mason, 12, added: “We got a really big collection, everyone brought things in.
“We’re going out to show people that we care and that we want to help them.”
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