Saturday, 23 September 2017

Busy bodies

Sixth form students at the Piggott School in Wargrave looked after children, cleared woodland and planted

Sixth form students at the Piggott School in Wargrave looked after children, cleared woodland and planted trees on an activities day. The year 13 pupils volunteered to work for local organisations including Thrive and the Ruscombe Wood Conservation Group as well as the infant and junior schools in the village. Amanda Stewart, head of year 13, said: “It was so uplifting to see how a group of friends working together for a couple of hours can make such a difference. I’m really proud of all of the students who gave something back on the day.”The students could sign up for any activity that wanted to like to participate in for the day and were praised for their effort by the organisations they helped out.

Steve Lloyd, of Ruscombe Wood Conservation Group said: “The task was completed on time, to as good a standard as I could wish for. They worked enthusiastically as a team, used tools confidently which were new to them and were oblivious to the mud.”

Sally Akers, headteacher of Robert Piggott Infant and Junior Schools, added: “How grateful we are to the sixth formers who came to the infant and junior schools last week. We thoroughly enjoyed having them. I think they enjoyed working with the children, supporting them with their learning in class and social interaction at lunchtime. We appreciated the clearing up jobs they did around both schools as well.”

Amanda Stewart, head of year 13, said: “It was so uplifting to see how a group of friends working together for a couple of hours can make such a difference. I’m really proud of all of the students who gave something back on the day.”



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