Haybridge High School and Sixth Form’s autumn term has started with a focus on practical Citizenship.
We have had record participation in two online student surveys: one to select the charities we will support as a school community in the 2018/19 Academic year and one to gauge the scale of single use plastic bottle consumption across the student body.
For the past 3 years we have asked students to select a local and national/global charity to be the main recipients of our fundraising efforts. This year the local charity selected is The Basement Project – a youth homelessness charity based in Bromsgrove. The national charity selected is MIND, the Mental Health Charity. Staff from both charities have visited us to launch our partnership and we look forward to generating funds for them and to learning more about their important work.
Few of us can have escaped the mounting global concern over the amounts of single-use plastic which end up in the environment – whether the countryside or our seas. 760 students have taken part in our plastics survey and we will be working strategically with students and other stakeholders to tackle the unsustainable levels of plastic bottle usage in our community.
Many thanks to our fantastic Sixth form Charity team for their work on the Macmillan Coffee morning – a great success, raising £280 from delicious baked goods.