This year the Religious Studies Department has chosen to support the BBC Radio 4 Appeal for End Youth Homelessness. A ‘guess the baby’s name’ competition, inspired by a teacher with a newborn, raised £18, but one RS student wanted to do more.
Lower sixth Leah Schofield, pictured above, completed a sponsored 10 kilometre canoe event to fundraise for the cause. Leah was keen to help young people who may have found themselves homeless through no fault of their own. Sometimes these young people lack the family support and contacts that can make all the difference to their situation, and to their choices about their future.
This is where the charity End Youth Homelessness can help, by providing one to one mentoring so that young people can access the right training or education. £23 pays for an hour of support from a specialist coach.
Thanks to Leah, End Youth Homelessness will be able to support more young people. Leah has demonstrated the virtues of service, innovation and leadership, making good progress towards her silver Stella Maris Leadership Award.
You can read more about the BBC Radio 4 appeal here: https://www.eyh.org.uk/en/news/bbc-radio-4-appeal/