As part of their Leavers’ Programme, Pupils in Year 8 took part in a two day special Charity Outreach project.

Thanks to the generosity of parents, there were plenty of donations for the Rain or Shine Homeless Charity delivered on Thursday morning. It was straight to work for the pupils, carrying everything to Meadow ready to spend the day sorting. They started with a briefing by a parent, who leads this charity initiative.

Pupils organised clothes, sleeping bags and blankets into bags ready to be given out to users. They packed them into boxes and carried them to the minibuses. There were plenty of food donations too!

“Everyone worked so hard and worked well together. It was really good knowing that what we were doing was important and would help some of the homeless in London”Year 8 Pupil

They also made over 200 care packs, complete with items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and shower gels.

During the day, some pupils went out and about to serve in the local community.

One group headed to the Newt Nature Reserve in Bracknell where they spent time undertaking some land clearance, cutting back vegetation, ready for the summer visitors. With some of the cut down materials, pupils built a new, much needed fence.

Another group jumped on a minibus to our Partnership Care Home, Dormy House, where pupils played games and chatted to the residents there. Some of them didn’t realise what they had let themselves in for when Monopoly was cracked open!

“We let them win of course!”Year 8 Pupil

The final group spent time at Ascot Heath Primary School, helping with the Early Years and hearing children read. Some even helped to tidy up their Library:

“They can come every day – they were so helpful and we got so much done!”Ascot Heath Staff Member

Clearly inspired by what teamwork can achieve, the pupils went on to set up their own Fair for some of the Prep School pupils to enjoy. They spent the morning putting it together and were delighted to see the enthusiasm from the visiting pupils!

The Fair had  a brilliant atmosphere, complete with music and games and stalls including strawberry lace racing, a human fruit machine, mini car driving, table tennis competitions, pin Lambrook on the map and hair braiding and face painting. The Eco Team also featured, with their own stall raising money for WWF.


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