Students at Kirton’s Thomas Middlecott Academy donate to Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal
Students and staff at Kirton’s Thomas Middlecott Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have been donating toys and gifts for children who might not otherwise receive a Christmas present.
As part of the Salvation Army’s Present Appeal, students have donated toys, books, DVDs, clothing, toiletries and gift vouchers for children of all ages to enjoy.
Jonathan Harris, Principal at Thomas Middlecott Academy, said: “At Thomas Middlecott Academy, we encourage our students to be proactive and positive members of our local community.
“Working in partnership with our local Salvation Army branch, this activity has helped our students to think about what life is like for children who are less fortunate than themselves and it has encouraged them to provide help to those who are in need.
“The students were so proud to hand the items over to the Salvation Army, knowing that they have made a difference to someone else’s life.”
As well as donating to the Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal, students and staff at Thomas Middlecott Academy have been taking part in a number of different community projects throughout the festive period.
Students created and donated their own decorations for the Christmas Tree Festival recently held at Kirton Parish Church. A group of students also performed as part of a flash mob, held in Boston Town Centre, to raise money for the Respite Association and East Lincs Sands.
As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Thomas Middlecott 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.