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On Thursday 26th March representatives from The Deepings School met with organisers from two Deeping based charities – Friends of the Library and the Youth Centre.

The School undertakes fundraising annually for the benefit of local charities and the Deeping Youth Centre and the Friends of Deeping Library have been chosen as the recipients of monies raised following a recent non-uniform day. The event was organised to present cheques to both groups and took place in the school’s own popular and well-resourced library.

Six students at the school undertake the role of Charity Captains in their Colleges and were keen to meet with volunteers from the two charities in order to discuss the views of young people.  The event also provided the opportunity for everyone present to get a better understanding of the work of the Youth Centre and Friends of the Library. 

Headteacher Richard Trow said:

“The staff and students were very keen to support both Deeping Youth Centre and the Friends of Deeping Library in 2015 and we welcome them to the School. 

Both of these charities have been very prominent in our community over the last year, with the Youth Centre provision re-launched last autumn and the Friends established in response to the threat to the future of the Deepings Library.

We have many shared values with both groups, including, of course, a focus on learning alongside a desire for social wellbeing within our community.  It’s entirely appropriate that we should work together and support one another.”

 

Our photograph features back l-r: Jayne Stokoe (Friends of the Library), Student Ellie Swann, Headteacher Richard Trow, students Emma Sharpe and Jamie Henson, school Librarian Sarah Lydford

Front l-r:  Cllr Phil Dilks, students Katie Howsam and Alex Blades and Hannah Foot (Deepings Youth Centre)

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