Weekly News Bulletin: 18 December 2020

Gifts for Croft House Care Home
We have a number of Year 7 students who were chosen by their form tutors to be a Year 7 Ambassador. Part of their role involves compiling a half termly newsletter that is sent to all of our local primary schools.

This year, the Year 7 Ambassadors wanted to do something for the local community in the run up to Christmas to bring some festive cheer to some that may have struggled during the pandemic.

They decided that they would involve their fellow Year 7 students and ask for donations of gifts for the residents of Croft House Care Home. These have all been collected, wrapped and quarantined at school before being delivered to Croft House. The care home staff will quarantine them again before distributing them to their residents. Some of the residents may not have seen family and friends properly for many months and the students hope that their gifts will cheer them up.

Alongside the gifts, each Year 7 student has written a letter addressed to the residents in which they tell them a little about themselves and wish them all the best at this time of year.
Mrs M Aldous – Primary Liaison

Correction – Uttlesford Foodbank
Please note there was an error in last week’s bulletin.  17 crates of food were collected and distributed to those in need, not 7 as stated in the bulletin.  Thank you once again to all those who contributed.

Jack Petchey Award Winners 2020
Congratulations to the following students who were nominated and received Jack Petchey Awards during 2020.  Each student received £250 to be spent on a school/community project of their choice.

January 2020
Olivia-Rose Freeman was nominated by a friend for organising with friends a bake sale to raise money for the koalas and others in Australia who had been affected by the bush fires.  Olivia nominated the Drama department to receive her award money, which was used to purchase a Sony camera and equipment.

 March 2020
Rory MacMillan was nominated by friends for his role as a peer mentor.  He works hard to keep his grades up while also being a young carer.  Rory nominated the PLC to receive his award money, which was used to purchase games, bean bag chairs and sensory lights.

April 2020
Laura Corbey was nominated by Mrs Moverley for raising over £800 through the sales of pink ribbons in school for a breast reconstruction surgery charity.  Laura’s award money was used to purchase a camera and accessories for the Drama department.

May 2020
Oliver Sherman was nominated by Miss Lennox for his improved attitude towards learning since starting at HRS in Year 7.  Ollie nominated the Drama department to receive his award money, which was used to purchase another camera and accessories.

June 2020
Libby Hanness was nominated by three friends for her fundraising efforts.  During lockdown she painted pictures of people’s houses to raise money for the NHS and a charity in Cambridge which helps provide local accommodation for families of children receiving medical treatment for terminal illnesses.  In addition to this, Libby cycled 300 miles raising money for Cancer Research UK.  Libby nominated the Art department to receive her award money, which was used to purchase pottery art supplies and an extruder.

Congratulations to all of our Jack Petchey winners, we are extremely proud of their achievements.