Highfield community supports Grenfell by helping local people

Pupils at Highfield Leadership Academy took inspiration from the resilience of the Grenfell community to show support for those in need closer to home.

Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 10:03 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 11:21 am
Highfield Leadership Academy opuopils have been remembering the victims of Grenfell by helping people closer to home

The Blackpool secondary school arranged a collection for Blackpool Food Bank, encouraging pupils and staff to donate items of non-perishable food to support people living in food poverty in the resort.

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Assemblies in the week leading up the anniversary of the tower block fire focused on remembering the victims of Grenfell and others affected by the tragedy.

Pupils were encouraged to share messages of love and solidarity with the Grenfell community by writing them on green hearts and hanging them from Friendship Tree in the school’s reception area.

School principal Louise Riley said: “Inspired by the community of Grenfell pulling together, our pupils used the Grenfell anniversary to take positive action to make things better for people living in our local community and I’m proud of the efforts of our pupils and staff in co-ordinating the collection.”