The big help out

When children learn about their community, they develop empathy and understanding for the people and places around them. This helps them develop a sense of belonging and connection to their surroundings.  So, by teaching them to help others, they feel connected which is vital for their own wellbeing. 
To mark His Majesty The King’s Coronation thousands of organisations across the country are getting together to give us all the chance to help out in our own local communities. 
The importance of kindness and service to others are also central to a child’s journey through Aysgarth. The Big Help Out is a perfect opportunity to explore service opportunities in the local communities with the children.   

Mr Anderson, the Headmaster, has spent considerable time trying to give everyone in our community a sense of team spirit and togetherness.  As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words so on May 4, the whole community was involved in The Aysgarth Big Help Out. 

Every staff member and pupil was involved and activities that included planting bulbs with 4Scots at Bourlon Barracks, Catterick, helping out at Richmond Rugby Club and lots of weeding at Newton le Willows cricket club; Preparing boxes at Richmond food bank; helping Influence Church, setting up and preparing bags.  Spring cleaning and general clean up at Thornton Watlass Church and Crakehall Church and Patrick Brompton Church.  Most importantly, the children and staff spent time in the communities and met amazing individuals who selflessly dedicate their time and energy to make our community a better place every day!