Junior School welcomes special guest from the Cardinal Hume Centre
St George's Junior School welcomed back special guest Stephen Currid on Friday 29 June, in order to present Mr Currid with two cheques after the students raised money for the Cardinal Hume Centre in London.
Stephen Currid works for the Cardinal Hume Centre and came to the Junior School in December 2017 to talk to the children about the work that the centre does. The Cardinal Hume Centre enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. They work with homeless young people, badly housed families and others in need.
After hearing from Stephen, the children at the Junior School raised funds for the Charity with their Mufti Day in Easter and then later, the children in RESPeCt (R E and Spiritual Committee) challenged all pupils to give up something during Lent and to put coins away in an empty jar.
The School received lots of jars filled with loose change after Easter and also saw many wonderful individual initiatives to raise funds for the Charity.
Antony Hudson presented two cheques to Stephen, one cheque worth £1127.80 (from Mufti day) and another worth £411.46 from all the jars returned after Easter.
Mr Currid expressed his gratitude to the School and explained that they couldn’t do the work without the school's support.29 June 2018