Students, staff and parents are celebrating after winning Hull Daily Mail’s Golden Apple Community Award.
Students, staff and parents are celebrating after winning Hull Daily Mail’s Golden Apple Community Award. The school was announced winner of the award at a glittering awards ceremony held at KCOM Stadium today and hosted by BBC Look North weather presenter Keeley Donovan.
The Community Award is given to the school which has successfully established itself at the heart of the local community.
The judging panel were hugely impressed by Hull Collegiate’s significant involvement in the local and global communities such as:
- Appointing Parent Class Reps to help new families settle into the school community;
- The Class Reps’ annual Macmillan cake morning which raises well over £1,000;
- Participating in fundraising events for important local causes such as Candlelighters, Hull 4 Heroes, the Hull and East Riding branch of the RSPCA and Gerry Green Dog Rescue;
- Its commitment to reducing single use plastics and creating furniture from eco brics;
- Sixth Formers volunteering each week at Ganton School for children with severe learning difficulties;
- Providing unforgettable experiences for Year 5 pupils at local schools such as the annual day of wizardry and witchcraft and other music, sport and drama opportunities;
- Supporting ReEngage by providing a venue for isolated elderly residents to meet and socialise.
And, of course, through the school’s hugely successful Safi Coffee project, Hull Collegiate plays a crucial role in funding the education of children in Uganda.
Receiving the award, Alex Wilson, Headmistress of Hull Collegiate School, said:
“We are greatly moved to have been given the Community Award. As well as being a very tight knit school community, we are incredibly proud to be able to play an active part of the Hull community. There are some wonderful local organisations doing superb work and we are pleased to be able to support them.
“As a school committed to delivering an Education with Character, we seek to provide opportunities for our pupils to become responsible, compassionate young citizens with a strong awareness of the world around them. Our numerous community initiatives do exactly that and it is so pleasing to see pupils independently supporting local causes and contributing to their local community.”