“We want every student to be the best they can be, thrive in the best possible career and contribute positively to society.”
From Crown Hills to Syria, smiles that ill melt your heart…
Sleep Out for the Homeless
The purpose of this event is to give you the experience of what it is like to sleep out rough for one night in the cold and not have a bed to sleep in, or a roof over your heads. Sleeping out can be an everyday experience for some people, sometimes through no fault of their own they end up being homeless and living on the streets.
Sleeping out will help educate you on what it might be like for a homeless person. It will also assist you with gaining an understanding of your local responsibilities as well as providing an opportunity for you to contribute positively to society. The Bridge Homelessness to Hope is an outreach to the lost and lonely of Leicester, to the homeless and to those who just have nowhere to go and no one to turn to. They provide a number of services including a safe space for people to meet basic needs such as washing and drying clothes, showering, accessing WIFI and eating a hot meal. Case Workers are also on hand to advise guests on housing and benefit applications, and can reconnect them with a GP or Dentist as well as refer them to mental health and well-being
support. The Hub and the Community Café provide creative sessions and food to enable guests to integrate with their local community and socialise with others in a warm and welcoming environment. With this support and access to a range of therapeutic and empowering services the guests are able to meet their own needs and have hope for a better future. For homeless people, not having access to every day essentials and services makes it difficult for them to sustain relationships, employment and be part of society We are asking our young people who participate in the Sleep Out to help our school and community to raise awareness of the appeal, so that The Bridge can continue to do the vital work they are doing in supporting the homeless .
Food Bank Collection
We want to support our local community, by guiding our students to do what it takes for as long as it takes. By serving relevant local and global charities that align with our own community needs, we will not only strengthen community cohesion, but also instil positive and caring values with our students.
We see opportunities for our school to collaborate with businesses, professional bodies, arts and cultural organisations, charities and voluntary organisations, colleges and universities. These organisations and groups will not only offer our young people the much needed social mobility but also help to improve the school and communities ability to share information and education.
Parent Friendly Sessions
We need to support our parents/carers in their child’s success by working with them to enhance their own educational skills, and their expectations of their children. Although schooling is part of education, not all education takes place in school – families also play a big part in it, alongside schools.
Every first Friday of each month we welcome parents/carers to join us to build relations and provide an opportunity to get together with other parents/carers.
We welcome you all as our Crown Hills family.
Refreshments are provided.
‘The more parents are engaged in the education of their children, the more likely their children are to succeed in the education system. School improvement and school effectiveness research consistently shows that parental engagement is one of the key factors in securing higher student achievement. Schools that improve and sustain improvement engage the community and build strong links with parents’. Goodall and Vorhaus, 2011
Free ESOL Classes for Parents/Carers
To listen to information in Gujrati, please click here
ESOL classes can help YOU to become more confident with reading, writing and speaking ENGLISH. We offer all parents/carers the opportunity to attend ESOL classes at Crown Hills Community College.
The lessons are specifically aimed at guiding you to understand what you need to know as a member of our school community, so that you are better able to help your child with home learning.
Classes will be held at various times to suit your needs.
‘Parental engagement dimishes significantly in secondary schools. Secondary schools are large, complex places, with multiple teachers with whom to build relationships, and the content becomes more difficult leaving parents often feeling ill-equipped to help.’
Harris and Goodall, 2007 https://dera.ioe.ac.uk/6639/1/DCSF-RW004.pdfParent Drop In Poster
“We want our students to contribute positively to society, to be the best British citizens with a full appreciation and understanding of their local and global responsibilities, so that together we can ensure that the world becomes a better place.
We want our pupils to take on the world and not just fit into it”.
We are developing partnerships with our local and global community so that we can offer students opportunities to give back to their communities.
We are supporting charities that are relevant to our community and ones that benefit the children and families we serve.
To read more about the Bridge Homelessness to Hope Charity Appeal please click here
As part of our character education this group of Year 7’s went on a litter pick around the local community. It was fantastic to see their eagerness to positively impacting the environment. Before they set off on their litter pick they were asked to collect plastic bottle lids in a separate bag. Once they had collected these bottle lids they could melt them down with Miss Dexter in DT to make key rings! The students were involved in the process from start to finish. With the help of DT leaders, they had to cut up their bottle lids into small pieces so they were the right size to melt down. Once they were melted into one big piece they had to cut them into individual key ring sizes. Next came the filing to make sure they were nice and smooth. Lastly they made a hole in the top so they can thread a key ring through. Well done year 7!
Another group of Year 7’s went out on a litter pick around their community as part of their character education♻️ Members of the community were commending them on their good work, one lady from her front door!👏🏾
Victims of War – Syria Toy Appeal, One Nation
One Nation is a national charity organisation that responds to emergencies in countries where humanitarian support and assistance is required. They provide emergency food aid, clean water, medical aid, clothes and shelter. They deliver aid containers every month from various drop off points across the UK. They collect donations and deliver to the most-needy areas in Syria.
‘We envision a world in which access to food, clean water, education and shelter is a norm. The opportunity to live peacefully is offered to all without discrimination’.
Year 10 Food Bank Collection
Our Year 10 forms worked hard to collect donations for the local food bank. Wesley hall food bank provided us with a list of foods they needed the most and each form did a great job at bringing the donations into school. Year 10 volunteers then boxed the food up ready to be delivered.
Year 9 Food Bank Trip
4 Year 9 volunteers took the Year 10 donations to the food bank and sorted into bags to hand out to their community. The donations provided food for 175 families. The students were fantastic with the community members and took the whole experience in their stride!