The James Hornsby School is proud to announce that we have decided Build Africa (charity number 298316) is the charity that the school has chosen to raise money for this academic year. They are an incredible organisation that is helping to build schools, train teachers and stock libraries for disadvantaged children living in the poorer regions of the country. We believe all children have the right to an education and cannot wait to begin fundraising for this cause.
If you have any queries, please contact the school and ask to be put through to Ms J Lawlor (LRC Manager).
The library has initiated a librarianship programme that involves volunteers from years 8, 9, 10 and 11 all coming together to help maintain and run an engaging library environment for students to learn and enjoy reading. These volunteers completed an application form and underwent an interview process in order to gain their position as an Apprentice or Senior Librarian.
We have also successfully partnered with Laindon Park Primary and Nursery in order to run a reading and mentoring programme which involves our librarians supporting the primary school students to complete difficult homework and gain a love of reading.
Operation Christmas Child
Students at the James Hornsby School reach out to bring Christmas cheer in ‘Operation Christmas Child’.
The James Hornsby School prides itself on the family ethos that has been cultivated. The Strap line of “What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal” drove the Student leadership team to reach out to others in the school to support “Operation Christmas Child”.
Operation Christmas Child is a charity set up by the Samaritans to deliver shoe boxes filled with gifts to children in war torn or poverty stricken countries. The sending of gifts to those in need sparked the generous spirit of its pupils. Children donated gifts of toys and books, toiletries, stationery and clothes; many wrote heartfelt messages of encouragement packing and wrapping their presents with love.
A total of 85 shoe boxes were created by pupils and staff members ensuring that 85 families will have their lives changed forever. Books and stationery will allow children across the world to have an enhanced education. The messages and other gifts will hopefully ease their suffering and let them know that in the United Kingdom the James Hornsby family is thinking of them.