On 3 December, St Bart’s Year 7 and Year 13 students took part in the Newbury Weekly News Over 80’s Parcel Fund, which is supported by Greenham Trust. This initiative has run by our local newspaper every year since 1897, helping West Berkshire residents bring some Christmas cheer into the lives of their older neighbours. An army of volunteers, including St Bart’s students, organised and delivered nearly 2,000 Christmas packages to the doors of every deserving recipient.
Our Sixth Formers students helped to unpack the parcels from the delivery vans, before Year 7 students headed out to make the first deliveries. Mr Brooker, Head of Patterson House, who accompanied the students said “We were delighted to take part in the Newbury Weekly News Over 80s Parcel Fund. Community is at the heart of St Bart’s history and ethos and it is fantastic that our students were able to take part in this important initiative. Our students had a wonderful time and it was great to see the generations chatting together and enjoying this special time of year.”