Eden Boys’ School pupils complete community clean-up

Staff collect the donated tools from B&Q

Over 100 student volunteers headed to their local Bolton cemetery in order to ‘tidy up their community’.

As part of the preparations, our school had agreed a partnership with B&Q who had kindly agreed to donate the tools needed for our community service project. With rakes, trowels, shovels, wheelbarrows and buckets at the ready we were all set to get started on the mammoth clean-up campaign.

The boys put our school’s ‘STAR’ values into action throughout the day as part of our Active Citizenship Project. Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect were all needed to get the job done, and done with the sort of reverence, dedication and community spirit that typifies the school community and Boltonians alike.

 

Pupils from Eden Boys’ School, Bolton clean up their local cemetery.

The clean-up operation also formed part of a 5-10 year project between Eden Boys’ School, Bolton and BCoM, Bolton Council of Mosques, which aims to work together for a more effective and harmonious community.

Wahida Zaeem, the teacher who coordinated the day, commented:

“It was wonderful to see our pupils giving something back to their community. Service to communities is an integral part of our school’s mission and our boys try to live these values every day. We were extremely grateful that our local B&Q donated the necessary tools, to BCoM who helped us to coordinate the project and to our boys who were magnificent on the day. Their efforts left the cemetery very clean and their collective spirits lifted!”

Year 10 Pupil, Usman Khan, commented:

“Visiting the cemetery and paying respect to the deceased is very important in our faith. It was a calming and peaceful experience, which allowed me to reflect a lot. The day has also encouraged me to complete more voluntary work in the future, as participating in the community is beneficial not just to me, but to everyone.”

 

Added By: Eden Boys' School Bolton | Date Added: 18th Jul 2018 | Posted In:

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