King's Worcester

13 December

A Time for Giving

As we head towards our Christmas break and enjoy some of our favourite festive traditions, it has been wonderful to see so many of our pupils taking the time to consider others and giving back to society.

Earlier this week our Sixth Form hosted a wonderful Christmas party for local Senior Citizens – an annual event that has become a firm favourite with pupils. As well as providing some light entertainment and an opportunity to enjoy a festive sing along in our theatre, our guests were treated to a wonderful Christmas tea.

Pupils in U4B have been using their form time to make shoebox parcels for the Cheltenham Animal Shelter in response to their annual Christmas appeal for homeless dogs and cats. Great care has been taken to collect items and prepare the boxes, with pupils showing so much enthusiasm and generosity.

Kittermaster pupils have also been busy collecting cuddly toys to donate to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. They were delighted to welcome Professor Morland, Paediatric Consultant from the Children’s Ward, into School to  talk about his work within Birmingham Children’s Hospital, with specific reference to his work on the children’s cancer ward. Whilst working as a paediatrician at Birmingham he predicted that there would be at least 15 children who would spend Christmas on his ward. It was with great pleasure that Kittermaster House could hand over all of the teddies that they have collected over the past few weeks so that Professor Morland could distribute them to the children who will be spending Christmas on the ward. Miss McKenzie, L6th Year Group Tutor said  “This was such a thoughtful idea that started with my L6th pupils who wanted to do something kind for individuals who may need cheering up over the Christmas period. For Professor Morland to come in and share the joy it would bring to those children on his ward, was really very special”.

Over the last couple of weeks, the L4 and U4 pupils have been adding to a growing pile of groceries in the Lower Years office. Our intention was to help fill the shelves of groceries at Worcester Foodbank, and also to replenish supplies of toiletries and underwear at Maggs Day Centre. This is the collection on its way today to Worcester Foodbank. We are very grateful to families for their generous donations and hope that we have helped local residents.

The list of charitable donations and activities continues throughout the School with various tutor groups and clubs working together to support charitable causes, either with collections and donations or by using their time to help others. We would like to thank our pupils and staff for supporting these activities.