A young girl from Reception class was inspired to raise money for the homeless following a trip to Bath.
At a recent 'show and tell' session, a student from All Hallows, Moiya Gibson, told her class about meeting a homeless veteran on a family trip to Bath. She asked her teacher if the class could go on a bus to give the man some blankets and pillows she had been collecting for him at home.
This led to lots of lovely discussion around empathy and helping others. The class decided they would all like to help the people living on the streets of Bath, and the pupils decided they would like to do this through a sponsored ‘welly walk’, which took place on Friday 9th February. The children were accompanied around the school grounds and local area by staff.
In March the children will be visiting the Genesis Trust Charity (www.genesistrust.org.uk) in Bath to bring donations from the money they raised. The centre is going to give the children a tour of the facilities and will hep explain about the work they do to help those living on the streets.
Moiya has been a real inspiration to her class and the whole school, and she hopes other will help the homeless around Somerset.