Year 8 & 9 Pupils Visit Homeless Shelter
Last Sunday the Year 8 and 9 Confirmation pupils, parents and I visited the Glass Door Homeless Shelter in Hammersmith. The Shelter serves a three course roast chicken dinner to approximately 65 homeless guests every Sunday night. The Shelter can also accommodate 35 guests overnight who will sleep on the Church floor. Our role was to prepare the venue for dinner so we laid out tables and chairs, table cloths, cutlery and disseminated fruit, snack bars and bread to each table whilst the cooking was underway in the kitchen.
We all brought donations of various cakes for dessert and an array of clothes, toiletries and essentials that the guests require. Ultimately, it was a most humbling and illuminating evening and Victoria and Steve who run the Shelter were grateful for the pupils’ help. It has really made us aware of our need to serve the least fortunate in society and we look forward to assisting again in the future.
The pupils and parents enjoyed a Nando’s meal afterwards to reflect on the evening.
Miss Reid - Head of Religious Studies