Lower School Pupils Learn about Homelessness
Lower School pupils at Stamford School were visited last week by the Rev. Liz Jackson from the BeAttitude community in Lincoln. BeAttitude, based at Lincoln’s oldest church, St Mary Le Wigford, is made up of professionals and the unemployed, of all ages and abilities. It aims to relieve need among those who are usually vulnerably housed or homeless, and provides a community environment, advice, access to affordable meals, training, advocacy, and volunteer opportunities, to those people.
Revd. Liz Jackson spoke to the boys about issues relating to homelessness, and then she ran some stimulating and enlightening activities for the Y7s. The visit is a prelude to a sponsored Sleep for Shelter night in which the Y7s boys will be taking part, both to raise money for Shelter and to get a taste of what a night sleeping rough is like.
Helen Chew, Charities Co-ordinator at Stamford School, said: “The children found the talk inspiring. They are very much looking forward to bringing in their cardboard boxes and sleeping bags and learning about sleeping outside without a shelter.”