2 March 2024

School’s attendance initiative boosts mental health charity

Three pupils from Holderness Academy have donated their award winnings for good attendance to the mental health charity Mind.

This term, staff at the school introduced a new community attendance initiative, with the tutor group with the highest weekly cumulative attendance receiving tokens to place into boxes marked with a range of charities. This term, Mind won the race and as a result, the school has donated £50 to the cause.

Marie-Louise Robinson, community fundraiser at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said: “We are delighted to have been given a donation from Holderness Academy, especially as our local mental health charity was voted for by the students.

“All donations we receive help us to be there for more people experiencing poor mental health, to give support, offer hope and change lives. One in four of us will struggle with our mental health every year, so we are always grateful for the support we receive from our local community.”

Paula Jennings, Holderness Academy attendance and welfare manager, said: “The new initiative has really helped students develop a sense of community and teamwork while improving attendance and raising valuable funds and awareness for a charity that works closely with the school.”