Woodchurch High School enlists the help of Magenta Living
Published by Anne Wilson for Magenta Living in Housing
Woodchurch High School planting bulbs
The resident involvement team at Magenta Living has been working closely with pupils from Woodchurch High School: A Church of England Academy, to help them attain their Young Leaders Award – an achievement set up by the Lord Archbishop of York to inspire young people to make a difference in their local community.
Over 240 pupils have just received this accolade, in recognition of their hard work which involved challenges including helping others read or learn sign language, creating memorial gardens and assisting elderly neighbours.
Magenta Living has been supporting the school by organising community activities for the pupils to get involved with. Pupils embraced the opportunity to plant daffodil bulbs and prepare afternoon tea as well as socialising and arranging a pool tournament for residents at Brackendale, one of Magenta Living’s newly refurbished housing schemes. Pupils also chatted to residents for their living history project, gathering memories and life experiences to produce a history book.
Another project tackled involved pupils designing a ‘Welcome to your new home card’ for Magenta Living residents moving into new homes currently being built on the old St Benedicts site, New Hey Road in Woodchurch.
Year 8 pupils celebrated their achievements at a recent awards ceremony, which involved; all 240 pupils receiving certificates and badges, a short film to showcase their hard work and presenting Magenta Living with a piece of artwork which will take pride of place in the organisations customer hub.
Lorraine Anderson, Resident Involvement Manager at Magenta Living says: “We are always looking at new ways to involve our residents in activities and the pupils from Woodchurch High brought a breath of fresh air to our ongoing programme. We would like to extend our thanks to all the teachers and pupils involved; they have definitely made a difference.”
Tim Shelton, a teacher at Woodchurch High School says: "May I thank Magenta Living on behalf of Woodchurch High, and please pass my thanks on to the residents at Brackendale - our pupils came back inspired about the things they had discovered, and I hope your residents enjoyed the various activities as much as our pupils."
To find out more about the fantastic community work pupils from the school are involved in; contact Tim Shelton on 0151 677 5257 or see the school website: www.woodchurchhigh.com