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Students Raise Awareness Of Homelessness Through Installation

Date Posted: 29/11/2018 | Posted In: A Level, College News, Student News

Our Student Council and Art students have been raising homelessness awareness by creating an installation recreating an environment for those sleeping rough in Bolton. 

The display was to raise the awareness of homelessness, but with an end goal of collecting money for Urban Outreach for projects such as Winter Watch who provide a hot meal for those sleeping rough. Funds are also being raised for the Christmas dinner for the homeless appeal and food parcels for families in need. 

During Parent’s Evening at College, parents and students were asked to bring items of food to fill the grub tubs and/or donate money that will be given to Urban Outreach towards these projects.  

Music student Joseph McGregor, very kindly offered to provide some music while parents were arriving for Parent’s Evening to draw attention to the display and the appeal in general. Also, a thank you to Tessa Browne, and A Level Photography student who created the realistic backgrounds for the installation.

“Urban Outreach is a local Charity providing a person-centred approach to support the most disadvantaged, vulnerable and complex adults and young people in Bolton. Their core aim is to be consistently dependable, creative, challenging and inspirational in the support and care they provide in our town. As a College we want our young people to be able to support this local charity and benefit the most vulnerable individuals in their home town.  

Bolton Sixth Form College champions the concepts of inclusion, equality and fairness in all that we do, so to be able to offer the most basic of resources to those most at risk over winter was key for our Student Council. Raising awareness of the issues some individuals face is key and our students are using their most unique talents, abilities and personal values to provide others with the opportunity to thrive across the town”.
Sarah Ball, Assistant Principal

Many thanks to everyone who has donated items or money for this essential cause.