January 2020

29th January 2020
Sleep Out

West Ashton School nominate two children every year to represent the views of their peers at Trowbridge Youth Parliament.   Part of the work of The Youth Parliament is to consider local issues and this led to four students giving up their warm comfy beds for one night to sleep rough at the Town Hall to raise vital funds for the homeless people in Trowbridge.   They were raising money for Alabaré, a homeless charity who support young people and street homeless in Trowbridge.   Their evening involved lots of fun activities such as: decorating kindness rocks to leave around town for people to find; writing a ‘helping hands’ prayer for a prayer tree focussing on those who help us; and writing messages for peace in ‘petals for peace’ which will hopefully be displayed at County Hall.  After much singing, hot chocolate and even a visit to the old cells, they spent the night on their cardboard boxes being grateful they were not outside!  The four boys raised a superb £265.