Macmillan Coffee Morning
We raised £151.73 at our Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday. Thank you to our Sixth Form who organised the event and to everybody who came along and supported.
Staff Food bank:
During the year, staff from BBEC donated over 1000 items including: soup, crisps, pasta and many other long-life food items to the food bank based at St Paul’s Church in Wibsey.
The food bank helps people and families from the local community by providing them with food packages which are distributed every Wednesday morning at the church.
Reverent Guillemin said “I would like to thank BBEC very much for the generous gift you brought to our food bank. It was very appreciated and will surely help families in need in our area.”
Cancer Support Yorkshire:
Staff and students from Year 10 donated packs of biscuits for a very worthwhile cause.
Cancer Support Yorkshire is a local charity based in Bradford. It helps provide patients and their families with practical and emotional support during and after their cancer treatment. Its wish is to help give people the best quality of life possible during this difficult time.
The centre has recently lost its biscuit supplier and BBEC staff and students were very keen to help out. The biscuits are a perfect high calorie snack to help maintain patients’ strength and weight during their treatment.
Linda Enderby – Cancer Support Yorkshire said; “At Cancer Support Yorkshire we know how comforting or reassuring a cuppa with a biscuit can be especially if you’re a bit down, upset or waiting for a loved one to finish a support session. We actually serve thousands every year, which is costly. Therefore we are extremely grateful to everyone at Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College for the hundreds of packets of biscuits which means we now have more to spend on service provision.”
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Charity coordinators at BBEC have recently secured a generous amount of funding to enable breakfast provision in school.
Leading local catering company P&A (who provide excellent meals within school) and cereal brand Kellogg’s have very kindly made substantial donations to ensure that students at BBEC get the essential start to the day that they need.
Children who eat breakfast before school are twice as likely to score highly in tests and assessments at the age of eleven than those who start learning on an empty stomach, new research shows.
A study of 5,000 children aged nine to eleven carried out by Cardiff University reveals the first authoritative link between eating breakfast and academic performance.
Random Acts of Kindness week
On April 23rd BBEC introduced staff and students to ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ week. Every student was encouraged to do three good deeds during the week. This was to help inspire our staff and students to be kind to one another.
During the week every student completed a survey about charity and kindness. This helped us to gain a better understanding from our student body. We found out which charities the students wanted to support as well as gaining an insight into what our students were thankful for.
Students across all achievement groups recently took part in a challenge to create an inspirational piece of ‘blackout poetry’. Blackout poetry is a method by which a marker is used to redact words from an existing text until a poem/artwork is formed. The response from students was truly amazing and many dazzled with their fantastic art and poetic skills. Student contributions were donated to the Patient Hotel at St James’ hospital in Leeds.
SPORT RELIEF 1-Mile Challenge
All BBEC students were challenge to run one mile in order to raise awareness for Sport Relief 2018.
The entire school fraternity accepted the challenge and covered the equivalent distance of running from Land’s end to John O’Groats
Inspired by the weeks events, students were encouraged to make donations to the worthy cause.