A FOUN­DA­TION

Accrington Observer - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

to give pupils a plat­form to serve their lo­cal com­mu­nity has been launched at The Hollins.

The Let’s Be Foun­da­tion is a youth-led so­cial ac­tion ini­tia­tive at the school which aims to em­power pupils. It is run en­tirely by young peo­ple aged 11 to 16 and fo­cuses on three pri­or­ity ar­eas – help­ing peo­ple in need and the home­less, tack­ling so­cial iso­la­tion among the el­derly and sup­port­ing peo­ple with ill­ness.

As part of the ini­tia­tive the team hosted an event called The Great El­derly Tea Party at the Dunken­halgh Ho­tel on Oc­to­ber 4.

More than 120 guests from across East Lan­cashire at­tended and en­joyed af­ter­noon tea and live en­ter­tain­ment from the school choir and Dids­bury String Quar­tet. Sheila Clay, who was at the event, said: “I have thor­oughly en­joyed the af­ter­noon, it has been won­der­ful.

“The pupils are a credit to the school and their par­ents.”

Fel­low at­tendee Joyce Edgar added: “It was such a lovely af­ter­noon.

“The pupils have all been won­der­ful, they are all so chatty and po­lite.”

The Great El­derly Tea Party at The Hollins

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