Boys Take Part in the Sleep for Shelter Night
Thirty-nine Y7 boys took part in the Sleep for Shelter Night from 17-18th May. Bringing cardboard boxes to sleep in, the boys slept out overnight in the school grounds. Although a number eventually took refuge inside a school building during the night, fourteen managed the whole night outside. During the evening they took part in activities and a service for reflection on homelessness in the chapel, before having a soup kitchen style supper served by FOSS (the Friends of Stamford School).
In the run-up to the event, the Rev. Liz Jackson, from the BeAttitude Community in Lincoln, came to talk to the boys about homelessness and other issues related to people who are socially excluded. It was largely the result of the stimulating activities that she ran that afternoon for the Year 7s that so many boys were inspired to take part in the Shelter Night event.
Helen Chew, Charity Co-ordinator at Stamford School, said: “Both the students and their parents were enthusiastic about the venture and it was altogether successful and great fun. At the time of writing, the boys had raised around £1,000 in sponsorship money for the homeless. Our thanks go to their families and friends for their great generosity.”