The Christmas spirit and generosity of the Bishop’s community shone through in our 3rd Reverse Calendar Project
For the 3rd year running, all the pupils and staff at BHGS took part in the Reverse Advent Calendar project to donate much needed food and hygiene products to The Hatfield Foodbank.
Pupils and staff were encouraged to donate a non-perishable item every day in November and decorate the boxes used to carry down the food to the foodbank.
Once again, the pupils and their families made us very proud and supported this amazing cause. On Wednesday 2nd December, all the beautifully decorated boxes were brought down to the canteen and laid out for judging in Year Group tables. Mr Wood had a very difficult job, but in the end he decided that 7Parr, 8Parr, 9Parr, 10Parr and 11Parr were the deserving winners of the decorating competition.
After the judging was over, Mrs Jackson and Mrs Martin began the process of filling the minibus with all the heavy boxes. It turned out, the minibus was not big enough to accommodate all the boxes and so Mrs Redpath and Mrs Durrant had to fill their cars too!
I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in donating the food stuff, decorating the boxes and helping with the transportation – this year we surpassed all our hopes for the collection and we donated a huge 701kg. This has been a tough year for everyone, but yet again the spirit and generosity of the Bishop’s community shone through.
Thank you and I hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas.