Student Voice Volunteers deliver Christmas Hampers
Mrs Collins and Miss Green took a group of Year 9, 10 and 12 Student Voice volunteers to Laburnum Court sheltered Housing and Swiss Cottage Nursing home to deliver gifts of flowers and chocolates for each resident. The students enjoyed chatting to the residents at Laburnum Court about school, Christmas and Leighton Buzzard and residents were treated to some music from Tia Halliwell, Emily Brade and Jadzia Brown.
These Year 9 students commented on their experience:
“I enjoyed talking with the residents and I felt they really appreciated our visit”, Daniel Betley.
“It was a different experience, giving to the older people, they really loved the flowers”, Holly Hammond.
“I had never been in the homeless service building before but we found it very welcoming and the staff were informative and were delighted with the hampers”, Lauren Coomber.
Mrs Collins, who assists with student voice activities, had organised raffles and refreshments at the four performances of the school production “Beauty and The Beast”. The money raised plus a percentage of ticket sales allowed us to fund 15 Crisis at Christmas places for the homeless nationally. These places offer a homeless person food, shelter and access to medical, housing and employment advisors over the Christmas period. Thank you to everyone who donated.