Grimsby's Havelock Academy launches new community programme
As part of the new initiative, students and parents have been working closely with local residents and businesses to put the skills, experience and talent at the academy to good use within the local community.
Havelock Academy has recruited a dedicated Pupil Volunteer Team to assist with different ventures and to help decide on the projects they would like to lead.
Sixth Form students recently launched their own community project, where they opened their own tuck shop. All profits have helped students to purchase items for local food banks that support families in the area.
Other projects include donating toys through the Samaritan’s Purse shoebox appeal, supplying packages for Women’s Aid to support women suffering domestic abuse and a morning of singing at local care homes.
As part of this project, the academy will also launch a new Adult Education Progamme in the New Year. The new initiative aims to support parents within the local community that wish to improve their knowledge in certain subject areas in order gain a number of professional qualifications.
Wendy Jackson, Principal at Havelock Academy, said: “At Havelock Academy, we have a very strong community spirit and encourage our students to work alongside others.
“Our new programme allows students to give back to the local community, whilst gaining vital skills that will help them get on in life and reach their full potential.
“All of the students have really pulled together to support this fantastic cause.”
BUILDING A STRONG COMMUNITY
As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Havelock Academy is at the centre of its local community, encouraging pupils to leave school as well-rounded individuals and valued members of society.
If you would like to volunteer and help Havelock Academy with their range of incredible community projects, email email@example.com or contact the academy directly.