Christmas in the Community

  • As part of a ‘Business in the Community’ scheme LHS have been working with One Vision Housing and Sovini. The latest project involved inviting members of the local community to come into school for a Christmas dinner and show! 17 local residents enjoyed an amazing three course meal prepared and served to them by the GCSE Catering students! The residents were entertained by the school choir who sang carols as the residents ate.

  • The student fundraising committee then presented the guests with Christmas hampers which were made up from donations given by students in Years 10 and 11.The guests were then treated to a special Christmas performance which was also attended by pupils from The Grange, Netherton Moss and St Philip’s primary schools.

  • “The pupils and staff have been very helpful and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was wonderful, it was a marvelous day out!” Mrs V Barker.

  • “All of the young students or ‘Chefs’ should I say, have been wonderful. The food and atmosphere were amazing!” Local Resident.

  • Students created gift and toy hampers made up from donations from the students. Years 7, 8 and 9 were in charge of the toy hampers which were delivered by students to children spending Christmas in Alder Hey.

  • Years 10 and 11 put together gift hampers for elderly members of the community and personally delivered them.

  • Students have been visiting residents at St Nicholas Nursing Home in Netherton on a monthly basis to sing and spend time with the residents. This included a Christmas visit which involved performances from the choir and the giving of gifts.

  • Kian Sunderland from Year 9 wanted to raise even more money for Alder Hey and decided to do a sponsored ‘Alder Hey Hay Run’ on the last day of term. This involved him running laps around the sports hall for 30 minutes whilst jumping over hurdles of hay! He raised over £60 for Alder Hey and still has donations coming in!

  • To round off a year of community work and fundraising, students and staff took part in the Text Santa ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ paying a £1 to come to school wearing a festive top! Many of the students have said the community and fundraising work they have undertaken has been one of the most rewarding things they have ever done, especially giving gifts to members of community.

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