Supporting our local community this Christmas

24 Nov

Every Christmas, students and staff at Cheltenham Bournside School pull together to support a range of local causes and charities. This year is no different, with a busy schedule of activities and events designed to support our local community. 

Advent Calendar Collection for The Pied Piper Trust

Mr Stratford delivered more than 100 advent calendars collected by students and staff to the brilliant team at the Gloucester Royal Hospital Children's Centre ahead of the first day of Advent. 

The treats will be handed out to families in the hospital to spread a little festive cheer. Thank you to The Pied Piper Appeal team for putting us in touch, and thank you for the homemade Christmas card too. It was our pleasure! 

Annual Food Collection for the P3 Charity

Our annual food collection launches on Friday 26th November and this year we will be collecting the following items on behalf of the P3 Charity.

P3 is charity and social enterprise, made up of passionate people, who care about people. Their young people's services offer advice, support and safe places to live to young people who need help with a range of issues and circumstances in their lives. This includes homelessness, risk of eviction, being a young parent, leaving care services and living independently in the community.

The food items P3 are most in need of are listed below. Please give as generously as you feel able to by the collection deadline on Monday 13th December.

  • Rice
  • Tinned fruit and vegetables
  • Tinned meals, e.g. macaroni cheese, meatballs
  • Cans of soup
  • Cooking sauces
  • Crackers and biscuits
  • Cereal bars
  • Chocolate
  • Crisps
  • Custard powder
  • Condiments, e.g. marmite, jam, ketchup, mayonnaise
  • Long-life milk
  • Coffee granules
  • Toilet paper

If any local residents would like to contribute, please drop your donations to reception ahead of the collection deadline on Monday 13th December.

Christmas Concert

We cannot wait to see the return of our annual Christmas Concert in the fantastic setting of St Matthew's Church on Wednesday 15th December at 7.30pm. It is a lovely celebration of music and Christmas, and an opportunity for the School community to come together and perform for the first time since February 2020.

Carol Singing at Local Nursing Homes (sadly postponed)

On Thursday 16th December, our Sixth Form travelling choir will visit five nursing and residential homes in the local area wrapped in tinsel, lights and Christmas jumpers to sing carols and to wish everyone a happy festive season. A popular feel good annual event, this activity is often oversubscribed as it is so fun and rewarding for everyone involved.

We will be visiting Whittington House, Richmond Village and others to be confirmed.  

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