When children and staff at Tollerton Primary School wrote wishes to place on their school Wishmas Tree, one of the common themes was for those who find themselves alone and vulnerable to enjoy food and warmth, especially at Christmas.
Through their Reverse Advent initiative, they very much turned their words into actions by making hampers for the homeless.
Luci Gordon, Deputy Headteacher said “We constantly strive to support our children to ‘live’ our school values.
“During Advent, a time when we are building up to Christmas and many of the children are enjoying their Advent Calendars, it is important that we don’t focus solely on the excitement of nativity performances, carols, parties and of course, Santa, but that we all think about those people in our own community who are less fortunate.
Throughout December, children were invited to bring in items to add to their class hamper and, we tried hard to provide things which we know from The Friary’s website, are in short supply.
For over thirty years now, The Friary has done such incredible work to help people who, for many reasons, find themselves homeless and vulnerable and in need of support to rebuild their lives. We are always proud to support this charity and, once again have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our school family.”
Jon Wells, Headteacher said “Kindness and Caring are two of our school values and I am constantly amazed by the selflessness of our children and their families.
“It is delightful to lead a school where our values are woven-in to each school day and I sincerely hope that in providing these hampers we will make Christmas better for those who need to experience genuine kindness.”