Milford Haven School are steadfast in their commitment to their community and this is apparent in the projects that pupils and staff have organised this festive season to inject much needed support into their wider school community.
The projects that have been delivered through Milford Haven School throughout this month are a direct result of the current financial crisis, and are aimed at reducing the negative impact of the cost of living crisis on families in Milford Haven and the surrounding catchment area by helping to combat poverty and improve mental well being.
Some of the ways in which they helped support some of the most vulnerable members of the community this month include:
A well being wreath making workshop was held at the school during early December to give members of the community the opportunity to socialise, combat loneliness and improve mental well being. At an average cost of £45 for an event of this type, Milford Haven School, thanks to grant funding, were able to offer this event free of charge for members of the local community.
Staff at Milford Haven School decided to forgo the traditional Secret Santa to instead donate over 70 presents to the PATCH annual Toy Appeal through their Tags on The Tree event. During November and December members of the team were invited to choose a tag off the tree that held the anonymised details of a child in the school’s catchment area that were referred to PATCH to receive a gift at Christmas time to help reduce the pressure on families at a very expensive time of year.
Milford Haven School were thrilled to be successful in a grant bid that meant they could launch the Nadolig I Bawb project. This meant that stocking filler style gift bags were made available for young people aged between 11 and 16 who are in receipt of free school meals. This was just one of many festive projects to spread joy and magic at Christmas.
Pupils and staff at MHS launched their annual Everything but the Bird Hampers to be delivered in time for Christmas. One of many projects to inject as much support as possible into the community, the hampers contain everything a family would need for their Christmas Dinner minus the bird, plus a few extra tasty treats. Hampers were packed by pupils and hand delivered to residents of Milford Haven on Thursday 22nd December in time for the big day.