The children and young people from Leaways London have been volunteering with the Salvation Army.
They have been visiting as a group every other Tuesday and assisting the workers in the daily running of the centre. They helped carry out jobs such as sorting out the donated clothes, helping on the shop floor and re-arranging the shop floor.
On December 10th the school held a party for the service users at the Salvation Army. It was an incredible event and all attendees were very grateful and happy.
The young people have worked really hard and shown such great dedication it has made everyone at the school really proud. A huge well done to everyone who took part.
Headteacher at the school Richard Gadd said: “It really was the most amazing event and everyone who went along had a great time. The people who use the Salvation Army services were very grateful and it was wonderful see everyone having such a lovely time.
“We’ve been extremely proud of our young people and the hard work they’ve put into their volunteering. Learning skills outside of the classroom is a big part of what we try to achieve at Leaways, as traditional classroom working is not always the best way for our young people to learn.
“Volunteering with the Salvation Army has been an ideal opportunity for them to learn lots of new skills and practice what they’re learning in a real-world environment – and have fun at the same time!”
Leaways School London is an independent specialist day school in Hackney, East London and provide education for children and young people aged from 7 to 17 who have social, emotional and mental health issues. They also have a separate specialist area to support young people on the autistic spectrum (ASC) and a new Primary unit.