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Worth in the Community Day is a big success

Students worked hard and stylishly to make the second annual Worth in the Community Day a big success.

A wide range of voluntary activities took place last Thursday as Worth pupils gave something back to the community.

Gardening projects included helping elderly and infirm residents at Turners Hill Residents’ Park, tidying up at St Leonard’s Church and The Ark community centre in Turners Hill, clearing Himalayan Balsam from green space near Gatwick plus weeding, planting and litter picking at Mounty Noddy in East Grinstead.

Residents from local care and nursing homes visited the Worth for a morning concert, followed by lunch and then a performance of songs from famous musicals in the afternoon.

Students from City Academy Whitehawk were also at Worth to take part in a day of activities, while a group of students from Worth spent the day helping younger children at Turners Hill Primary School with multi skills activities and a sports tournament

Other projects included helping out at Raystede Animal Welfare Centre near Lewes and taking part in a financial awareness activity provided by Nestlé UK in Crawley.

The idea of the day, which was part of the School’s wider curriculum programme, was to provide pupils with a greater insight into community issues and to consolidate on volunteering activities in which they have been involved throughout the year.