High school wins recognition for community work

HELSBY High School won recognition for its ongoing work within the local community in the Cheshire Schools Awards
Head teacher John Dowler, assistant head Claire Simmonds and four pupils representing Years 7-10 attended the prestigious awards event in Chester as finalists in the Active Community Award category.
More than 20 primary and secondary schools from across Cheshire were present.
Over the last 18 months the students, staff, governors and parents of Helsby High School have contributed and/or supported a wide variety of community events. Some examples include:
* Raising in excess of £5500 for the Walton Centre
* Over £880 raised for the Poppy Appeal.
* Over 700kgs of food donated to local Food banks.
* 151 rucksacks for refugees filled for children in Syria and Europe.
* Students hosted a Senior Citizens Christmas Party with 95 visitors.
* £1500 raised for Comic Relief, Save the Children and Children in Need through student fundraising
* 90 Christmas Hampers produced by Form Classes for members of the local community.
* £2500 raised through Own Clothes Days for the school charity – Cancer Research UK.
The Community Student Team is now looking forward to building upon this success by continuing to look at original ways to remain active in giving help to those who need it, being active in the wider community and promoting a strong internal community within school – one the school can continue to be proud of.


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