On Wednesday 14 May, the Great North Air Ambulance Service paid a visit to Redcar Academy, for a photography shoot and to meet with students and staff. The visit was in recognition of the £400 the academy raised for the service in recent months, and marks the latest in a series of charitable initiatives pursued by the academy since September last year.
Students have devoted a large amount of time and effort towards fundraising activities as part of their special CLIC days. These days focus on creativity, life skills, independence and collaboration, as part of students’ academic, personal and social development. Activities such as the Christmas Fayre, organised collaboratively between students and staff, helped raise the money donated to the GNAA.
Furthermore, students have shown admirable dedication in raising valuable funds for a number of other local and national charities over the course of the school year: the list includes Children in Need, Arthritis Research UK and a local food bank. In total, the amount donated so far stands close to a remarkable £3,400, with a host of further fundraising activities planned for the rest of the year.
Christine Parker, Headteacher, commented: “The success of our fundraising activities this year has been exceptional. The staff and students deserve great credit for their hard work and the commitment they have shown to such good causes. We are looking forward to taking part in further activities between now and the end of the year, which we are sure will be approached with the same level of enthusiasm by our staff and students.”
Principal: Mrs Angela Sweeten
Redcar Academy, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 4AB
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