During Activity week a group of children from the Senior School travelled to Shelter in Manchester where they spent two days working with professionals to understand how the charity operates and the support it offers to people who are homeless. They were able to visit two of Shelter’s city centre hubs and learned about the various departments within the charity, from legal services to art therapy and everything in between.
A series of engaging and informative talks from the staff at Shelter allowed our children to engage with people who were formerly homeless and to ask them about their lives when they were living on the streets. It really helped children to understand the difficulties of being homeless and how hard it is to rebuild lives after time spent on the streets.
Pictured here are the children with a Shelter representative, showing the wash bags they made for distribution from a Shelter city centre hub.