It’s been a busy term for Community Service Programme, with pupils working hard to contribute to local good causes.

Fifteen pupils supported the Royal Surrey’s campaign to ensure that each person in the hospital receives a gift over the festive period.

Following a talk from the Royal Surrey’s Ms Holly Bird, including advice on what to put in the boxes, the pupils got to work advertising for donations. Boxes were donated by pupils, parents, and a number of local shops. Presents such as toiletries wrapped food items, games and hats and gloves were also donated.

A total of 52 shoeboxes were wrapped, filled and delivered to the Royal Surrey last week. 

Ten pupils from the Lower and Upper Fifth also took on the task of putting together toy boxes for use at the Cranleigh Food Bank.

The food bank is housed within Cranleigh Baptist Church and is run by a team of dedicated volunteers. The toys will be used by babies and young children whose parents visit the food bank, many of whom stop for a chat, a cup of tea and some homemade cake.

The pupils collected toys which were no longer needed from a variety of sources including local charity shops, fellow students and some generous house staff.