From selling homemade crafts in support of the NHS, to expressing their gratitude with heart-lifting music, and from making vital PPE, to taking part in sporting challenges, LEH pupils have been as creative, inventive and considerate as ever.
Here are just some of the stories we have been proudly sharing on social media:-
Let’s start with this beautiful Cantata from LEH’s first virtual choir. Specially made to honour the 75th
Anniversary of VE Day, the words of The White Cliffs Of Dover have a special resonance at this difficult time: “There’ll be love and laughter, And peace ever after, Tomorrow – when the world is free.” https://twitter.com/lehmusicdept/status/1258728215625060354?s=21
Also in the Senior School, we congratulate the rowers of the Hampton and Holles Boat Clubs Association who took part in the 2.6 Challenge to raise money for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. They ran, jumped, cycled, ergoed and more, to help support the work of this charity which does so much for families in need in our local area, and which needs our support now more than ever. They have raised over £6,000 so far and you can still sponsor them on their Justgiving page
Members of UIV have made an inspiring video using their many talents to say #ThankYouNHS in their own special way. We say Hallelujah to that! https://twitter.com/lehschool/status/1253282013701910528?s=21
Avani in the U5 has raised more than £1,700 by selling some of her stunning art work. She is also donating other work to be hung in hospitals and fire stations to brighten the days of front-line workers. All money raised is being split between Great Ormond Street Hospital and the West Middlesex Hospital, which are both close to her family's hearts.
Head of Textiles, Mrs Angliss has been working with UIV in their remote Textiles lessons to make their own face masks, with some great results below.
In the Juniors, UII girls have been learning about the importance of looking after our mental health and wellbeing during times of challenge or change. As part of this work, they have put together some Top Tips for Good Mental Health. Please see the photo gallery below.
Last month we featured the amazing news that a group of Form I pupils had raised thousands of pounds for the NHS Charities Together by running laps of their gardens. This month Anika was featured in First News, the award-winning weekly newspaper for children, talking about the class’ fundraising effort and what she has learnt in lockdown. “I have learnt that when we are in a crisis, we should try to stay positive and do the best we can to help each other.”
Ayla in IH has also been very busy supporting the NHS. Ayla has been working on a project to make visors with her big sister to donate to Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, where she was born.
Alexa has made rainbow loom bands that she sold to her family to raise £30 to donate to Colonel Tom’s NHS charity. She has also made a fantastic flag for her house. Pictures in the gallery below.
Thank you to Sara C, also in the Junior School, who has been putting her crocheting skills to good use making special face mask extenders to make NHS Heroes face masks just that little bit more comfortable. Nurses have been sending her notes expressing their gratitude.