As we bid farewell to another term and prepare to embrace the festive season, we want to ensure that every member of our school community feels supported during the Christmas break.
Last night, we hosted our Festival Foodbank event, offering free access to food parcels, slow cookers, Christmas gifts, and uniforms to those in need. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated! Your generosity has made a significant impact on our community. The CATCH Hub will be closed over the holidays and will reopen in January. However, we’ve compiled a list of local support systems that can offer assistance if needed:
– Cannock and Burntwood Food Bank: 01543 422394
– Burntwood Be a Friend: burntwoodbeafriend.org.uk
Mental Health Support:
For those facing challenges during the holiday season, consider reaching out to:
– Mind: mind.org.uk
– YoungMinds: youngminds.org.uk
For additional support needs, Staffordshire Children’s Support can be reached at 0300 111 8007 (option 1), or their out-of-hours contact at 0345 604 2856. In situations not requiring an immediate response, the police can be contacted at 101.
New Devices on Christmas Day:
Lastly, with the holiday season often bringing new devices into homes, we’ve included information below on online safety and setting up new devices. Find more online safety tips at thinkuknow.co.uk.
Wishing all our families a very safe and happy Christmas time!