St Bart’s Supports Newbury Weekly News Over 80s Parcel Fund

Photo by Phil Canning

Published 14 December 2023

On Friday 9 December, St Bart’s Year 7 and Sixth Form students took part in the Newbury Weekly News Over 80s Parcel Fund, supported by Greenham Trust. The initiative, which has run since 1897,  saw schools and community groups come together to hand out nearly 2,000 Christmas goodie bags as a seasonal thank you to local elderly residents.

Our Sixth Formers, Avni, Isabella, Callum, Sid, Harry, Yuvaa, Laura, Mikey, Jemima and Jennifer helped to unpack the parcels from the delivery vans with Mr Wilder. Whilst accompanied by Mr Bandy and Mrs Cox, our Year 7 students, Maddison, Pranav, Poppy, Vinayak, James, Esther, Gabriel and Hannah, headed out to make the first deliveries to the happy recipients’ doors!

Mr Bandy, Assistant Headteacher, said “We had such an enjoyable morning, spreading some Christmas cheer! Community is at the heart of St Bart’s and it is fantastic that our students were able to take part in this important initiative. I was extremely proud of how our students represented St Bart’s and it was great to see the generations chatting together and enjoying this special time of year.”

Photos by Phil Canning