On the front line of education, we see the challenges our young people face adjusting to change, stress, and anxiety. We want to contribute by doing what we can to support them when we can't be there. The strain on young people with special educational needs and their need for free school meals is testing them and their families to an extreme during this crisis.
Simply, we invite you to sponsor a family for £15 so that young people with their own challenges in everyday life can be supported over the holiday period now and at Christmas.
We have 58 students entitled to free school meals at Shaftesbury High School, Harrow, but we want to reach out and support as many people as we can across the country. We don't want to wait for the government to see if it can meet this basic human need during a pandemic. Harrow and other local boroughs have been hit extremely hard and the deprivation of our communities is only getting harder.
I consider our whole community to be leaders of change and I will model that by paying for the first 20 students to have food this half-term and again at Christmas. Our young people themselves are already preparing food packages and fundraising to support over 30 local and global causes through their Meaningful Mastery Project Based Learning.
Please join them if you can afford to.
Head Teacher, Shaftesbury High School, Harrow