Heywood Prep prides itself not only on being a happy and high-achieving school but also on creating a school ethos with community at its heart. As part of this we actively encourage pupils to get involved with local charities, businesses and communities.
Our relationship with Hungerford House care home in Corsham is an example of this. Each Christmas children visit the care home and sing to the residents. This year a group of Year 5 pupils wanted to go one step further, so they teamed up with local businesses: Corsham Book Shop, Theodora’s Flowers, The Deli at Corsham and Mays Greengrocers. All these local business generously donated time and gifts such as delicious home-made mince pies and books about the local area for the children to give to the residents.
Deputy Head, Tim O’Connell, said “Our projects in the community really help our children to feel valued and part of the community; the children realise that their small acts of kindness can bring a smile to someone’s face or make another’s day. They really enjoy taking part in these initiatives and they have gained a huge sense of responsibility and confidence from them.”
Everyone at Heywood Prep is incredibly proud of all the pupils whose enthusiasm and energy knows no bounds, and who regularly step up to suggest fundraising ideas and ways to spread kindness in our community.
Watch the video below to view the children collecting their gifts and delivering them to Hungerford House.