Over the last month, children, families and the local community have donated items for Holt Farm Junior School’s ‘Helping Hands of Rochford’ project. The School Council were able to deliver forty bags of goodies to local residents at Mill View Court, part of Sanctuary Housing which provides housing for older people. Josie Hart, Scheme Manager was overwhelmed to receive such wonderful gifts for her residents, “I’d just like to thank the children for all of their hard work”. Mrs Richardson (Deputy Head Teacher) added, “The School Council were a real credit to our school. It was wonderful to see the children sharing their gifts and seeing the positive results of their hard work.” Each Helping Hands bag contained sixteen gifts which included festive treats, presents, toiletries and a few everyday essentials. With so many donations, the School Council was able to deliver an additional 40 bags and boxes of produce to a local food bank at Hawkwell Baptist Church so that even more Rochford residents benefit from the huge generosity of Holt Farm Junior School families and local stores (Waitrose, Tesco and the Co-Op).
Thank you to everybody at Holt Farm Junior School and the School Council - we really shared that we care.
Holt Farm Junior School packing the goody bags.
Making a difference at Mill View Court
One of the residents receiving her gift bag from Holt Farm School Council with Josie Hart (Scheme manager)
What's in the bag? Mince pies, gloves and more...
One resident sharing her card from the School
Council and Mrs Wass (Head of School)
Our School Council Team
Year 3: Class 3C is Lacey, Class 3G is Meredith and Class 3H is Denny
Year 4: Class 4B is Evie and Class 4F is Jaycee
Year 5: Class 5B is Scarlett-Rose, Class 5G is William and Class 5M is Harriet
Year 6: Class 6B is Phoebe, Class 6N1 is Imogen and Class 6N2 is Freya
School Council Visit to London 2/5/18