SIxth Form Student starts fundraising for a ‘Quiet Room’ at SWCHS

Sam, Year 13, was honoured to receive a £250 award from the Jack Petchey Foundation in recognition of mentoring fellow students in school during the pandemic.  He used his £250 award to buy equipment for the pastoral hub to support students and is now running a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a quiet room in the pastoral hub.

Sam volunteered on a weekly basis in the B16 Pastoral Hub to work with and mentor SWCHS students. He made a real difference to the students who attend the Hub, and has helped to shape its provision. He has been praised by a number of staff members involved in running the Hub.

Sam has started a gofundme page to pay for the building costs of a ‘Quiet Room’ in the Pastoral Hub that will benefit students both now and in the future.  

See the recent news item about Sam below:

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"I became part of the pastoral hub (B16) over lockdown to help other students who may be struggling. B16 has become a real sanctuary within school offering a calm place to work and providing a range of therapeutic activities to students who need help getting back on track. 

At the moment it is missing a 'quiet room'. A room within B16 that is private and confidential. A room where students can share their concerns without being overheard. A room where they feel completely safe to express their feelings. 

I am passionate about the need for this space, so I want to start fund-raising to pay for the build. I'm determined to raise the funds needed to complete this building project through crowdfunding.  I am so grateful for my Jack Petchey Award which has allowed me to provide additional equipment for the Hub, but I now want to take this a step further!

I would appreciate it so much if you could dig deep and donate to this local worthy cause. Not only will I thank you for it but the students of today and those of the future will sincerely thank you for it too."

If you would like to support Sam then please click here to visit the Gofundme page.