Headlands School’s help for the homeless

Captain Edwards is pictured receiving the cheque and some clothes donations from Laura Echevarr�a at Headlands School.
Captain Edwards is pictured receiving the cheque and some clothes donations from Laura Echevarr�a at Headlands School.

STUDENTS at Headlands School helped a local charity help vulnerable people in Bridlington at a vital time of year.

Children were given a challenge to raise as much money as possible for the Salvation Army to help fund support for Bridlington’s homeless at Christmas.

In 10 days, students raised a total of £172.22.

The idea initially came from teacher Laura Echevarría and her Year 9 English class, who were reading the book Stone Cold, and learning about the fictional struggles of a 16-year-old trying to survive the reality of life on the streets.

This inspired the class to become involved with the Salvation Army in Bridlington and Captain Lynne Edwards came in to talk to the class, where the students heard about the real life challenges the homeless face in our community.

The group spoke to deputy head Ian Wormald, who decided to offer the whole school an assembly and set them the challenge to raise as much money as possible by the end of the Christmas term.

Captain Edwards said: “The money will be spent helping to fund a ‘one-stop shop’ which will offer people the opportunity to visit the Salvation Army hall in Bridlington where they can receive clothing, a meal and a chance to talk to somebody about their problems, or just have a chat.”

Captain Edwards thanked the school for its support.