Big hearted Academy launches two fantastic Christmas campaigns

By Jill Dando News

The King Alfred Academy in Highbridge, Somerset, has launched its ‘Reverse Advent’ and ‘12 Days of Christmas’ campaigns.

The campaigns encourage students to donate much needed food and drink to the local Foodbank and every evening showcase a students’ talent via video.

This is the third year the school has supported the Foodbank through the Reverse Advent Calendar project but it is especially important this year as the demand now is higher than ever. 

Organiser Baylea Charles said: “The Foodbank needs donations more than ever before and already our amazing students, families and staff are busy making sure this is a huge success. 

“I am incredibly proud to be part of The King Alfred School Academy, working with a team of people trying to make a difference every day and positively helping our community. 

“We are halfway through the project and already it is a great success. 

“Please continue to enjoy our daily virtual performances and please donate an item to the food bank trollies if you are able to until the project ends on Thursday 17th December.”

Due to the pandemic, the school are having to do things a little bit differently this year.

The Sixth Form students have partnered with local supermarkets Tesco and Asda who have supported our project by donating items and loaning trolleys to enable the collection of donations from students and staff as they arrive at the school gates.

President and Vice President of the 6th From Student Union, Jack Millier and Mia Nisa have been fundamental in leading this project across the school working with staff, students and stakeholders in the community.