Students at Rainford High have been working hard to spread some Christmas cheer this month, after fundraising and donating much needed items in the St Helens community.
Year 7 students have been working tirelessly to help charity Care Leavers and have filled 20 hampers, worth around £30 each, with essential food items for the charity.
A group of year 7 students attended the St Helens Town Hall on Monday 17 December where they were thanked by Councillor Derek Long and chief executive of St Helens Council, Mike Palin.
The Student Council at Rainford High has also been busy fundraising for St Helens Young Carers. The students have hosted regular raffles, cake sales and even put on a spectacular talent show. Their efforts raised a total of £200.
This vital charity aims to raise awareness and provide support to children and young people with caring responsibilities in the local community.
Ian Young, principal at Rainford High: “I’m very proud to see our students helping such worthwhile causes within the local community. They’ve been determined to make a difference and hopefully their donations will help those in need.”
Rainford High is an 11-18 school with just over 1600 students who achieve good exam results at both the end of Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. The school has a strong ethos of ‘Everyone Matters, Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds’ which the staff and pupils continually work to make this the day-to-day focus of the school.
For more information, visit: www.rainford.org.uk.