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20th December 2019

The Key stage 4 group 4C at Melland High School have been working with the Leonard Cheshire organisation towards a City and Guilds certification in Building Communities.

The Leonard Cheshire coordinator Sandra has been coming into school and leading sessions covering a range of activities, which focus on getting active and healthy; developing confidence and learning new skills.

On Wednesday the 4th December, the group took part in a nationwide project “ Care and Share”. This involved groups of young people across the United Kingdom preparing and delivering care packages to homeless shelters across the country.   

The pupils and Leonard Cheshire teamed up with Manchester United player Marcus Rashford’s “In the Box” project helping the homeless in Manchester. Each pupil prepared a care box with essential items to help combat the winter conditions and wrote messages of good will to include in the parcels.

This project was so exciting that the ITV network sent their reporter Rachel from Granada Reports to cover the event. The 4C group were amazing throughout – following instructions, asking thoughtful and reflective questions and really connecting to the project. As well as developing a real understanding of the community and the importance of helping others, the pupils worked on their key skills of teamwork, communication and gaining confidence whilst having a great time. A fantastic morning and many thanks to all involved. Hope you all caught us on Granada Reports!

The Key stage 4 group 4C at Melland High School have been working with the Leonard Cheshire organisation towards a City and Guilds certification in Building Communities. The Leonard Cheshire coordinator Sandra has been coming into school and leading sessions covering a range of activities, which focus on getting active and healthy; developing confidence and learning new skills. On Wednesday the 4th December, the group took part in a nationwide project “ Care and Share”. This involved groups of young people across the United Kingdom preparing and delivering care packages to homeless shelters across the country.