Grace Academy Darlaston staff and students came together on Tuesday 12th December to bring Christmas to the community.
Grace Academy Darlaston welcomed members of the local community through its doors for the annual Christmas Community Event. We invited members of Darlaston Town Hall as well as residents of The Bush Care Home, The Willows Nursing Home and Rubery Court Assisted Living Residence to get involved in the festive celebrations.
The event included a range of activities including bingo, raffles, a festive lunch as well as music and dance performances from our students.
Our students successfully demonstrated the Grace values of Potential, Respect, Integrity, Grace and Excellence throughout the day volunteering their time to make the day special for our guests.
Phil Miles, our Acting Associate Vice Principal and Ethos Lead stated “As an academy we want to help develop the character and values of our students. Events like this help our students develop their leadership and social skills and put our ethos into practice as well as taking part in a fun Christmas activity involving our local community”.
It is incredibly important for our school to actively support the local community as much as possible through our events and outreach programs. We firmly believe in the profound impact that community engagement can have on the lives of our students and the local residents. The Christmas Community Event not only provided a day of joyous festivities but also fostered a sense of unity and connection among attendees.
Sharon Felton from ‘Darlaston All Active’ said “Today has been amazing for the younger and older generation to party together. You have targeted isolation within our community that is very much needed. The young, talented people were amazing and we thank the staff and volunteers for supporting our community. Well done.”
Looking ahead, Grace Academy Darlaston remains dedicated to nurturing these relationships and vows to continue organising events that enrich the lives of both our students and the local community.
Julie Anstey our Principal said “I would like to thank all of the students who participated in the performances, and to all of the many students that volunteered to support with the event, they did a fantastic job and we are very proud of them all. I would also like to thank the guests for attending. I hope they had a wonderful time, and we hope to see you again very soon. I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!”