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posted 26 Jan 2017, 02:54 by   [ updated 26 Jan 2017, 02:59 ]
Last half term, students at Greenfield Community College have been thinking about the question 'is the glass half full or half empty'?

They spent time exploring how to have a positive outlook, trying new things and thinking about the lives of others around the world. As part of this, a group of students asked if they could organise a collection for the local food bank. Hundreds of items were collected and warmly received on behalf of the food bank by Mr Ernie Temple.

Mr Temple was extremely impressed by the attitude towards others of all the young people involved. Teacher, Peter Davies, was very proud of the work the students put into the event. "Each of these children have shown themselves to be kind, caring, principled young people and these are the attributes we most need for a better world. I am extremely proud of everything they do and everything they contribute to Newton Aycliffe."

The students of Greenfield Community College would like to ask all those in Aycliffe to think about others this Christmas and continue to make this town such a brilliant place to live.

Students from our Sunnydale Campus also got involved looking to brighten up Christmas for local residents with a donation to the Shildon Alive Foodbank.

Paula Nelson of Shildon Alive visited the Sunnydale Campus on Thursday 15th December to collect tins of food donated by students, as well as a few little treats. She told student representatives about some of the local people who will benefit from their generosity. One student commented that ‘It’s good to know that we are helping people in our community, especially at this time of year’.

The donation was part of the school’s ‘Time4Success’ programme in which students investigate a big question every half term: this term’s focus was ‘Is the glass half-full or half-empty?’ and involved random acts of kindness, charity fundraising and the organisation of the Christmas Party for Older Residents.