Accrington Academy students helped the local community get into the festive spirit, staging impromptu carol concerts at local care homes.
The visits were just part of a range of activities undertaken by students as part of the academy’s ‘Every Child Matters’ day, held on Tuesday 19th December.
In Year 8, students focused on the importance of being healthy, whilst Year 9 took part in a money skills workshop created by Barclays Bank and Year 10 looked at the topic of acceptance.
Year 7 students were particularly busy, making and delivering cards and shortbread to the local community (with one including a winning ticket for a Christmas hamper), as well as producing night lights and candle holders. One group of students also visited local care homes to sing carols for the residents.
Commented Head of School, Nicola Palmer:
“It was wonderful to see our students making an active contribution to the community, as part of the academy’s Every Child Matters activities.”
The Academy has received numerous calls from the local community thanking the students for their kindness and generosity. They commented on how polite and respectful the students were especially when sitting and chatting with the residents of the care homes.