Students at Tattershall’s Barnes Wallis Academy donate to Rotary Shoebox Appeal
Students and staff at Tattershall’s Barnes Wallis Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have been busy putting together shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts and items, ready to be sent across the world.
As part of the Rotary Shoebox Appeal, which aims to deliver gifts to underprivileged children living in different countries, students have donated toys, books, toiletries and teddies for children of all ages to enjoy.
Emma Day, Principal at Barnes Wallis Academy, said: “At Barnes Wallis Academy, we have a very strong community spirit and encourage our students to help others in need.
“Working on community projects such as the Rotary Shoebox Appeal helps our students to give back to the local community and beyond, whilst gaining vital skills that will help them to get on in life and reach their full potential.
“I am extremely proud of the amount of generosity shown by the students and staff who have donated items to this project.”
Each year, students and staff at Barnes Wallis Academy complete at least two community service projects as part of the academy’s Interact Club. With thanks to the support of the Rotary Club of Woodhall Spa, students work closely with local residents to put the skills and talent on offer at the academy to good use within the local community.
Tabitha Wells, a student at Barnes Wallis Academy, said: “I love being a part of the Interact Club. It is a great feeling to know that you are making a big difference to someone else’s life.”
As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Barnes Wallis Academy is at the centre of its local community, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere and embracing the values of community support.
The Trust aims to provide every child with a world-class education, raising confidence and self-esteem amongst individuals. Alongside providing academic excellence and outstanding opportunities to nurture talents, building a strong community encourages pupils to leave school as well-rounded individuals and valued members of society.