Here at Sunbeck (Hambleton and Richmondshire Pupil Referral Service) we are proud to say that we give our full support to wonderful charities including; Jeans for Genes, Children in Need, Wear it Pink, Christmas Woolly Jumper, Sport Relief. As a relatively small centre, we make our charity events a fun day for everyone, ensuring that all pupils and staff can participate. We also have strong relationships with a local Special School, an adult special needs training centre and the local Cancer Research group, where we have supported their charitable work and raised monies. In addition to the exciting activities that go on inside our centre, we also encourage community cohesion by working with local businesses, schools and leisure centres.
Purple Day at Sunbeck HRPRS
On Thursday 24th March 2016 all students and staff took part in a fundraising event to support and raise money for National Epilepsy Day (26th March).
Student Jane M arranged a whole school fundraising event at Sunbeck (Hambleton & Richmondshire Pupil Referral Service(. Some of the younger students (Kasey, PJ and Tom) cooked a "Big Breakfast" with Hospitality instructor Mrs Harvey. Students also came in non-uniform for a donation of £1 and to wear something purple. Students and staff were more informed about epilepsy and it's causes from the "epilepsy assembily" lead by English teacher Mr Wall and student Jane M. We spoke about what triggers epilepsy and it's treatments. Cassidy Megan a nine year old girl started the purple day fundraising in 2008. These events have gained purple population every year since first founded in 2008. Jane is so proud to have raised a solid £140 and is glad to have promoted the day. "It was a mega day and everybody seemed to have enjoyed their alternative school day".
A Message from Josh
The Pupil Referral Service is for kids that have trouble at school. The PRS helps pupils to sort out their life, and to find them a new school. The Head is Mrs Dodgson, she is pleased with the success of the kids that have gone to a new school. Their reports have come back and things are positive. For all students the PRS is a fresh start.
Student Voice at the PRS
We regularly ask students to give staff feedback. This can be about lessons, school lunches, taxis, health and well-being, rewards and trips. We provide a ‘suggestion box’ where students can freely drop a note in at anytime and this can be anonymous. Additionally, there is a section within the points booklets where students can write down comments regarding student voice.
Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day was a fantastic event where students and staff dressed up in something funny for money. We did badge making, who wants to be a millionaire quiz and other fun activities to raise money for the charity. Mr Porritt and one of our students Jed begrudgingly agreed to have their legs waxed and Mrs Lucas organised a taste challenge. Thanks to the amazing participation of students and staff, we raised £146.
Jeans for Genes
Jeans for Genes is a charity for children with genetic disorders. To help raise money all staff and students made a donation so that they could come to school in their jeans. Students baked cakes and sold them at the local forum to ladies following their exercise class. We raised £175 for the worthy cause.
Children in Need
The students and staff had a bake-sale for Children in Need where students and staff again baked lots of cakes and received contributions for them from the local community. This was another successful fundraising event which raised a massive £265 on a thoroughly enjoyable day.
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