Our pupils have continued to think about and help others during this third lockdown. Here are just some examples of how they have been paying it forward:
- Instead of presents for his 12th birthday, Raphael asked if he could receive donations for the food bank so that a child in need could enjoy food over Christmas. He delivered 30kg of food to The Trussell Trust Tavistock food bank.
- Year 7 pupil, Tom, is raising money to provide an assistance dog and special harness for Tyler, a seven-year-old with Hereditary Spastic Paralysis. The puppy, Buddy, will help Tyler with physiotherapy, walking and pain management. To find out more about Tyler visit www.facebook.com/hspandmeteamjones
- At the end of last term, Year 8 pupils, Dilys and Charlotte Lee, created a pupil-focused magazine at the Prep to raise money for Tavistock Foodbank. Copies of the Mount Kelly Prep Mag and hot chocolates were sold at the Drive-Thru, raising £200.
- A large cardboard box was left on the doorstep of the Prep on Monday 1 February with the instruction ‘To the Teachers… Open Me‘ on the top. Inside was a lovely note thanking all the staff for their hard work during this crisis along with bags of brownies for everyone! It was signed from ‘two grateful pupils’.
- Toby delivered copies of Charlie Mackesy drawings and a bunch of daffodils to bring cheer to his elderly neighbours and Aron visited an elderly couple with freshly made cinnamon buns, putting a smile on their faces!
- Year 8 pupil, George, has been using some of his free time to deliver food parcels for local charity Re4orm.
- Robin and Jasper made and delivered scented candles to people in their village who live on their own and to Blackdown nursing home.