For the first week of October, we took part in our annual Harvest Collection for Redbridge Assessment Centre (formerly Redbridge Night Shelter). Redbridge Assessment Centre, in Ilford, is a 24 hour hostel for street homeless people, providing emergency shelter to homeless adults. An aid we have supported for a number of years and a week we always look forward to supporting!
Within one week of collecting, we had received THREE tables worth of food, toiletries and donations from our children, parents and staff! We were overwhelmed with the generosity shown this year and we were so proud to offer the abundant donations to RAC, knowing that it really will provide support to those who need it most.
At Snaresbrook Prep School, we award children through a system of ‘House Points’. The children receive commendations and merit awards depending on their achievements and behaviour for that week. By the end of the week, in our Good Marks Assembly, all pupil’s totals are tallied up and go towards House Team Points (we have Browns, Yellows and Blues). So, for our Harvest Collection week, we had a challenge to see which House Team could win the most donations raised.
After only a few days, the tables were piling high and by Friday, the winners were announced! Our Yellow team won the final challenge and were extremely proud of their achievements, because they understood how vital their donations were in helping improve the lives of others who aren’t as fortunate as us. Not only that, but our Year 6s also gave an assembly on Harvest Week, reiterating the importance of giving and spoke to us about how we have helped RAC in the past.
Raising awareness of the wider world is a key factor at Snaresbrook Prep in developing our children’s compassion for others, seeing the value of what we have and understanding the importance of providing for others who need our support. We believe that this helps our children grow into thoughtful, considerate and well rounded adults!
Lastly, we would love to thank our fantastic community of parents for their enthusiastic support, as always and hope to raise awareness of the invaluable work staff do at Redbridge Assessment Centre, so others may support them too.