30 Mar Community Work during Lockdown
As a school, Whitley Academy, we stand strong on doing the right thing at all times, where ever we are and no matter what we are doing. As a collective, kindness is something that we value so much because it costs nothing to give and nothing to accept, so we take full advantage of that.
We showed this through so many things we did through lockdown: delivering food parcels, sending posts cards, and offering a service in where people can contact us for support or even just a chat. We learned so many things and met so many new people through this scheme, and its all down to one thing Kindness!
When we were first contacted by the red cross, we were astounded by the ways in which they make something so simple, a calendar, into something so massive such as the kindness calendar! Miss Hilditch, our Student Leader Mentor, who has done a sensational job at supporting so many people in the community in Whitley, set up a meeting, (socially distanced of course!) and said this is something so small but would have such an amazing impact on people, that we need to get on this and really help the wider community!
The word that stuck out to us the most was relaxation! Relaxation, to us, meant that no matter what’s going, what you have to deal with or have dealt with, everything will be okay, and no matter what just stay calm and relaxed because there is people to help!
Miss Hilditch especially has really been touched by this, she showed humongous amounts of kindness and support to so many people no matter that they were strangers she showed such care and consideration to their situation, but what does it mean to me? This project showed me that no matter your background, gender, situation or who u are, we are all the same, we all share the same problems and are suffering in our own ways and through this project, I have become to realise, so many people need just a chat over the phone or a postcard through the post, but every little gesture helps massively!
The school, Whitley Academy, Miss Hilditch our amazing mentor and me, Sam one of the student leaders , want to say on behalf of everyone u have helped and have done, Thankyou!
Written by Sam, Whitley Academy Student leader.