Year 12s give back to the community
Year 12s dedicated their time and energy to helping a number of charities and the local community during the lead up to Christmas, as part of their commitment to volunteering.
Volunteering is a key aspect to learning and life at Morpeth:
- It helps pupils to develop skills required in the workplace
- It’s a way of giving back to the community
- It’s is an opportunity to form contacts with people who may be useful in the future
- It can open up new opportunities.
All year 12 pupils are expected to do 30 hours of volunteering.
Highlights of what they achieved include:
- Raising £1,233 for UNICEF, Save the Children and the Lonely Orphans charities. Among the many fundraising activities were bake sales and soaking captive members of staff with water.
- Collecting toiletries and sorting them in to 30 care packs for homeless people
- Putting on a Christmas tea party for 22 local elderly residents
- Collecting and delivering a car load of food to the First Love Foundation food bank
- Helping the Roman Road Community Trust with their Christmas Fair.
Headteacher, Ms Reilly said: “We applaud our Year 12s for the amazing effort they have put into raising funds, collecting food and other essential items, as well as befriending and supporting individuals and organisations in the local community.”