Halley Heroes helping the homeless
On 5th December, four of our Year 10 Heroes visited the Emmaus project in Plumstead to deliver our donations. The Heroes met some of the 30 formerly homeless companions who live and work at the project, and were given a tour to develop their understanding of why our donations were so important and how they will be used.
Our students were a credit to the academy and are now developing ideas about how we can continue to work with the project. As we arrived back to the academy, they made the following comments:
'Changed my view of the homeless' (Jericho Tel)
'Eye opening and taught me that I can always make a small difference' (Sarah Akinlade)
'Changed my perspective of why people become homeless' (Justin Del Rosario)
'Life changing' (Javina Muirhead)
I would like to pass on heartfelt thanks from the Emmaus team in Plumstead for the extremely generous donations from the students, parents/carers and staff at The Halley Academy and ask you for continued support. Emmaus Greenwich collects and sells 80 tonnes p.a. of reusable goods that might otherwise end up in landfill, so if you are replacing furniture this Christmas, please contact Emmaus who will be happy to collect your old items. Please go to http://www.emmaus.org.uk/greenwich/about_us for more information.
If you would like more information about Heroes (independent student leadership projects) please contact Vickie Williamson, Assistant Principal firstname.lastname@example.org