This week finished our two Future Ready programmes at St Anne's in Stockport funded by the Tampon Tax.
After the Year 10 groups success with the Equality social action campaign, Year 9 students chose to support their local community by putting together family bags for 60 families from feeder primary schools.
The students were given a budget to work with, and using this they planned and shopped for items to include in their bags, which included reading books, baking ingredients, food essentials, felt tips and other activities to keep younger students busy over the summer holidays.
These were then distributed to Whitehall , Vale View, St Joseph;s. St Thomas' and All Saints primary schools in Stockport.
As a thank you for all of their hard work, we also rewarded both the Year 9 and Year 10 students with a well-being box from Pretty Tough Things! The programme has been all about supporting and looking after ourselves and others, so we thought this was a perfect way to end.
In September we hope to take both groups on visits to the Sharp Project to learn more about digital careers and opportunities within Greater Manchester. But for now, look after yourselves and well done to both groups!