KIND-HEARTED Langley School raised funds to help a local homelessness charity as part of a community based project
The team of year 10 pupils with the help from Olympic Swimmer and Athlete Mentor, Grant Turner decided they wanted to support St Basil’s as part of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust AQA Unlocking Potential Programme, which aims to provide young people with the opportunity to make a difference to themselves and their local communities.
In order to raise money, the group delivered assemblies, collected small change from form groups, held a whole school non-uniform day and collected donations of new everyday items, such as toothpaste and washing-up liquid for the charity.
They also worked with Grant to make a short film about their project and the work they have undertaken.
Year 10 pupil, Jamie Murray, said: “I have enjoyed working with Grant and getting ideas together on how we can help the charity. Helping others has helped me to gain confidence in school and outside.”
As part of the project, the team travelled to Manchester to work with other pupils and athlete mentors from across the country and to London to present their work to the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, as well as other participants on the programme.