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Lyndon in the Community

Lyndon School works closely with its community partners and local charities to celebrate the diversity of our students and the communities we serve, engendering tolerance and respect.

We are always keen to support our local charities to both raise awareness of what they do and to also support in fundraising where possible.  This shared social conscience and a genuine ambition to make a difference is central to all we do.

 

 

On Friday the 24th of September, Lyndon School held a Macmillan coffee morning to raise vital funds for people living with cancer. 

The first ever Macmillan Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990. It was a rather small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. It was so effective, they did it again the next year – only this time nationally.  Since then, Coffee Morning has raised over £290 million for Macmillan.

Mr Abid Butt, Principal at Lyndon School said:

“I am delighted that so much money was raised for such a worthwhile cause.  Sadly, one in two of us will face cancer, and the money you raised at the Coffee Morning will help everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can.”

Lyndon’s Climate Action Group gets attention during COP 26 Summit

Lyndon student’s from the school’s Climate Action Group have been busy talking to local radio journalists at HeartMids and CapitalMids about their work.  The group has also been mentioned on the Department of Education’s website as part of a piece explaining how schools are playing their part in creating a sustainable future.  The group works closely with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and the InterClimate Network who helped students analyse the results of their climate survey.  The survey focused on the location of bins and recycling points around the school and students use of them.  Going forward we will be increasing the number of recycle bins around the school and running an information campaign on the role of recycling.

 

A student presentation was delivered to Years 7-10 about the survey’s findings which also educated students on the role that plastic has on the environment and climate.  A further presentation was then created and delivered to the Senior Leadership Team on what students had found and what they thought the next steps should be.  The group also attended a climate conference and took part in a United Nations style discussion on the Paris Agreement.  The group will shortly take part in an event focusing on generating local agreement on what should happen to help combat climate change within Solihull.

 

Mr Abid Butt, Principal said:

“I am so proud of the work the students in the Climate Action Group have done, and their core aims, which are to educate students on the impact their actions have on the environment and to mitigate this impact by enacting strategies which can be adopted at Lyndon by staff and students.

 

We are currently on a journey to a more sustainable future and our Climate Action Group will be giving a school wide presentation on their efforts at the end of the year, so everyone is aware of the important work they are doing.”

Lyndon School is a recognised centre to support families and individuals in crisis. There are many reasons why  a family are in crisis and unable to access support to be able to buy food. We possible we will always endeavour to help. As a registered food bank referral agent we may be able to provide food bank vouchers. If you require support, please email your request to Mrs O Gorman at office@lyndon.org.uk. You can also contact local food banks directly using the following contact details Sparkhill Foodbank, Narthex Support and Advice Centre, Unit 20—21 Rovex Business Park Hay Hall Road, Tyseley Birmingham B11 2AQ.  Website: https://sparkhill.foodbank.org.uk

Here2Help

Whether you need help with getting food because you’re self-isolating or some financial advice, the Here2Help page has some useful information and contact details for you.  Please visit https://www.solihull.gov.uk/Resident/socialservicesandhealth/Coronavirus/Here2Help

 

Click here to see what wider measures are available to support individuals in England.

Our support for the Children’ Hospital Birmingham