Eighty pupils helped the local community during field day
Eighty pupils and also staff volunteered in the local community during their field day. It was a chance to re-establish links with projects that we have had a longstanding connection with. At Holt Youth Project, an inspiring initiative took shape. The pupils organised the creation of an outdoor BBQ, fire pit and seating area which involved significant manual labour and planning. There was also a mountain of donated clothes to be sorted through. Another group were based at St Andrew’s Church, working as gardeners in the extensive church yard, painting railings and gates. Two pupils were also advising the church on updating and remodelling their social media profile. At The Treehouse community café, our pupils were working in the garden and allotment. As The Treehouse has been our School charity this year, it is fitting that so many different groups of Gresham’s pupils have had the opportunity to experience this amazing social enterprise that brings everyone together and is a hub for learning and growing for themselves. In School, another group created art work for care homes, principally in the form of greeting cards to be shared between pupils and residents, as a way of bringing different generations together.