Students participating in The Big Sleep Out
Submitted by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT)
Students got a taste of life on the street when they raised money and raised awareness of a charity for the homeless.
Sixteen students and six staff from the George Salter Academy, part of the Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), attended The Big Sleep Out in Birmingham to raise funds for an important and important charity, St. Basils.
The 7th through 11th grade students were assisted by academy staff who were visiting all night, and the Langar Aid volunteers provided much-needed hot food for attendees.
Their fundraiser raised £ 1,160 for the Homelessness charity, which works with young people to enable them to find and keep a home. It also helps with personal support and advice.
All the students and staff at the Academy in Davey Road, West Bromwich, in the West Midlands, take great pride in their accomplishments and in raising money for such an important cause.
Adrian Price, director of the George Salter Academy, said, “I did Big Sleep Out three years ago and I have to say it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life.
“At 4 a.m. my sleeping bag had ice on it! On the way back to the minibus, we passed doorways by homeless people who were only carrying a cardboard box to protect them from the elements.
“We talk to our young people about values, citizenship and an empathetic young adult who can change the world for the better. I’m just so proud of our staff and students who braved the elements, to the words from the classroom and the hallways to put into practice. “
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