Students at Tattershall's Barnes Wallis Academy bag funds for charity

Students at Tattershall’s Barnes Wallis Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, were out in full force at Tesco Lincoln, where they carefully bagged up shopping for customers to raise money for charity.

 

In just four hours, the team managed to raise an incredible £410, which will be shared between the academy’s chosen charities including Coningsby Kennels, the Salvation Army and Water Aid UK.

 

Chris Blanchard, Chair of Governors at Barnes Wallis Academy, said: “We are extremely pleased to see our students taking so much pride in helping local communities and charities.

 

“The students thoroughly enjoyed the bag packing at it was fantastic to see them proudly engaging with customers at the checkouts.

 

“A big thank you to all the customers and staff at Tesco Lincoln for their incredible generosity throughout the day.”

 

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: “Being part of the Interact Club has helped me to think about what life is like for others who are in need. I feel so proud knowing that I am able to help people in my local community.”

 

STRONG COMMUNITY

 

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.