Eleanor Smith School gets its walking shoes on for Richard House

Published: July 13, 2015

Students and staff from Eleanor Smith School in Beckton are limbering up for a sponsored walk in aid of Richard House this Thursday.

The eager walkers will start at the school and visit various Beckton landmarks in along the way, before reaching the finishing line at the hospice.

The school hopes the event will help develop all students’ sense of belonging, through the key participle of carrying out responsibilities and obligations towards others.

Charlotte Smith, from Eleanor Smith School, who helped organise the walk said: “Creating a more positive sense of self and belonging are needs that the majority of our students require developing further, and students are encouraged to organise a community event through the principle of ‘Responsibilities and Obligations’ in order to ‘give back’ to the community.”

“One of our Year 11 students (Mathew Adelana) was extremely touched when visiting the school’s local charity link, Richard House, during a Christmas Present donation event in December 2014. As part of his learning programme designed to develop his core self and sense of belonging, he decided to lead the organising a sponsored walk around key landmarks and organisations within the community in order to raise money for hospice.”

Rachel Green, community and events fundraiser at Richard House said: “This event is a great way of teaching students the importance of engaging with their community and helping others, while raising vital funds for Richard House. Support from local schools like Eleanor Smith goes a long way towards helping us to continue to help life-limited children and their families”

Pictured: Deandre Reynolds and Ricky Holman from Eleanor Smith School point the way!