We are delighted to update you about our wonderful students from Strood Academy who helped the local community have a more pleasant Christmas.
On the 8th December students packed bags for customers in Morrisons supermarket to raise money for the homeless, they collected both food and £191 in donations. On returning to school they held a tea party for 22 elderly people from Age UK, a charity that helps elderly people to feel less isolated. The visitors and students enjoyed games of bingo, a a Christmas quiz and some students held a singalong.
On the 13th December a visit took place to Medway Hospital where Strood Academy students sang carols on the wards and in the main reception to spread some Christmas cheer. They collected donations to give back to the hospital- 17 enthusiastic sixth-formers helped to raise a total of £364.
In addition, a number of students visited a homeless shelter with donations of food, clothing and other items. Finally, there was a last trip to Medway Hospital where a cheuqe for £667 was donated to enable each ward to hold a party on Christmas day. The students also donated presents to the elderly who would not otherwise have received any presents on Christmas day and boxes of biscuits to the staff on the ward who have to work rather than spend the the day at home with their families.
The school held a Christmas fair and a Christmas jumper day to help raise money. In total, over £900 was raised.
Well done to all staff and students involved and in particular, thank you to Debbie Greensmith who put in so much of her time and effort to support the worthwhile causes.