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Following a whole-school campaign, we have delivered an excellent 22 boxes of groceries to 'Woodhouse Close Community Food Bank' to help support local families this Christmas.
The boxes were delivered by Sixth Form students on the last day of term and gratefully received by volunteers at the centre who work tirelessly to sort and distribute donations to those who are most in need.
Of course, this was not the only community-based activity taking place in school during December. Hundreds of local primary school pupils visited our Academy this month to enjoy a free matinee performance of BATH’s Christmas show, and ticket sales from the evening performances helped to raise funds for our ‘Brazilliant’ project, which helps to support Drama and Dance projects for young people in the poorest areas of Brazil.
We have also raised £171 for the 'If U Care Share Foundation', a local charity which supports families and young people affected by suicide, thanks to a Christmas message wall and raffle. The winner of the raffle for the Chocolate Bouquet was Mrs Nicholson with ticket numbers 1-5.
We would like to thank all of our students, parents and staff for their continued support.
King James I Academy, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7JZ