Mr T. Braybrook, Deputy Headteacher, writes:
I wrote in Stanborough Times at the end of last academic year and at the start of this new school year to update you on a successful year of fundraising. I was pleased to receive an email from Alison Wildley at Herts Young Homeless a few days ago, she said:
“Thank you Stanborough School for your outstanding support last year! You raised an incredible amount of money for HYH which will go towards supporting vulnerable young people in the local community.
We were all really impressed with the enthusiasm you brought to your fundraising and the variety of events you put on and I particularly enjoyed having the opportunity to come into school to meet some of you and see it all in action.”
A new school year means a new school charity and I am pleased to tell you that this will be an organisation called Young Minds.
Young minds is the UK’s leading charity connected to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Young Minds works across the UK and their goal is to create change so that children and young people can cope with life’s adversities, find help when needed and succeed in life.
Young Minds run a range of initiatives such as a parent line for information regarding mental health issues, speaking at schools and colleges to young people about mental health issues and an ambassador programme where young people are trained to help others with problems. Finally, they work alongside a number of other organisations to help promote and lead change in improving the mental wellbeing of young people across the country.
We were very pleased to welcome Julia Garden from the charity on Monday 18th September. Over the course of the day she spoke to all the students in the school about what the charity does and what they want to achieve. This also acted as the launch of this year’s Run for Stanborough which will take place on Wednesday 18th October, look out in future editions of Stanborough Times for further information.