Aaliyah makes a difference in the community
Aaliyah, in Year 9, is supporting StoreHouse, the food bank in Richmond. Aaliyah found out about volunteering opportunities from Elevate, the local youth group she attends at the Influence Church. Over ten weeks, she is helping with a wide range of tasks to support those in need in the community. In December, Aaliyah put hampers together, as well as stocking the food bank shelves and checking sell-by dates on donations. During January, she will continue to work on other projects including baby bundles and the school uniform bank.
Aaliyah said: “I am really enjoying working at StoreHouse, knowing that I am helping to make a difference to the lives of those who need a little extra support. I am learning lots of new skills and really enjoy being part of a team. I would like to thank Suz and everyone at StoreHouse for giving me this opportunity.”
Suz Gregory, Community Manager at Store House, added: “It is wonderful to see Aaliyah’s commitment to her work and whatever she does, she does it with a smile on her face. She is working really well with students from other local schools and is a great team player. It has been a pleasure to watch her confidence grow. Aaliyah has a strong work ethic and I am really proud of her.
Jenna Potter, Headteacher, said: “I was delighted to hear about the fantastic work that Aaliyah is doing for StoreHouse. She embodies our school values of respect, teamwork and resilience and is a great role model for our students.”