Below are just some of the examples of our wonderful pupils paying it forward. For more acts of kindness follow our instagram @boundaryoakschool #payitforward
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Winnie, Max and the rest of Year 7 started a food bank collection across the school. Each morning they collected food donated by our school community and then delivered a school bus FULL before Christmas.
Mrs Almeida-Field and her tutor group wanted to pay it forward to all children and their families to ensure that they don’t go hungry at Christmas. Our school community came together and raised an incredible £1,483 for the Trussell Trust.
Meet Miley W, who on her 8th birthday went out for a walk with her Mum and Dad when she met a lady who was checking food donations and asked if she could help. The lady suggested that dropping off a tin or two on here walk would be really helpful. Miley went over and above and chose to spend all of her birthday money on purchasing food for others. The true spirit of kindness.
Daisy and Derek spread kindness in the boarding house by choosing to stay an extra night, despite really wanting to see their mum and dad, so that they could stay and be buddies for two new children, to help them to settle in.
In order to make charitable acts a habit, rather than a one-off transitory experience, we have established long lasting partnerships with a small selection of charities that are relevant to our school and local communities.
Our charity partners for this year are:
Boundary Oak School is a proud partner of Dogs Trust, the animal welfare charity, which has been providing lifelong practical and emotional support to dogs and the people who love them. The cornerstone of what they stand for is to never put down a healthy dog, hoping for a future where all dogs can live full, safe and happy lives. Their network of trained volunteers are role models in empathy, striving to provide a helping hand (or paw) when an owner really needs it.
For more information on Dogs Trust, please see https://www.dogstrust.org.uk
Boundary Oak School is teaming up with Make-A-Wish to help provide as many children as possible the chance to choose a wish that’s unique to them. Right now, around 63,000 children in the UK are eligible for a wish because they have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. By providing these children a wish, it creates hope, happiness and memories for the whole family to cherish, away from the disruption, worry and isolation so many families face.
Their experienced networks and communities of health and social care professionals, volunteers, partners, supporters and wish families are key to making children’s wishes become a reality, crafting an experience that will excite them.
For more information on Make-A-Wish, please see https://www.make-a-wish.org.uk
Naomi House & Jacksplace
First opening its doors in 1997, Naomi House is children’s hospice providing individualised nursing care that helps enhance short lives and allows their families to make the most of the precious time with their children. Having cared for more than 1,000 children across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Surrey and beyond, Naomi’s House are there through good days and bad providing respite care and family support throughout a child’s life and after death.
Jack’s Place is part of the Naomi’s House group and is the only hospice for young adults in our region. They offer care and support while also giving young adults the independence, they often crave. They achieve this by providing 24-hour nursing care alongside activities and social events both at the hospice and further afield.
For more information on Naomi House, please see https://www.naomihouse.org.uk/about-us/naomi-house