HARTLEPOOL PUPILS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Issued on behalf of and with the approval of Housing Hartlepool
CONTACT: Helen Logan on 01325 363436
Housing Hartlepool has supported pupils at the town’s Dyke House School in a community culinary event.
As part of Make A Difference Day, the teenagers provided a buffet lunch for residents from several of Housing Hartlepool’s sheltered housing complexes.
The day encourages people to contribute their labour and efforts on behalf of the community.
Ten Dyke House pupils employed their culinary skills to cook up cakes and biscuits and make a selection of tasty sandwiches in the school kitchen before taking the lunch to Claremont Park.
Here the students became waiters and waitresses to serve the food to 40 residents from Claremont and two other Housing Hartlepool sheltered schemes, Elwick and Albany.
When they had finished their meal, the residents were treated to a game of bingo organised by the pupils.
The youngsters who took part were Kayleigh Curry Fisk,
Helen Dawber, Matthew Dowson, Jordon Gustavson, Paula Hanson, Jessica Harrison, Katie Ord, Emily Robertson, Chloe Robinson, and Chelsea Ward.
Catherine Purdy, Housing Hartlepool’s Chief Executive said: “Housing Hartlepool prides itself on spearheading or supporting initiatives, which make a difference to the area.
“These young people are a credit to their school and the town and are to be congratulated for all the hard work and effort they put into creating a fantastic spread for our residents.”
Susan Sheldrick, Careers and Compact Manager at Dyke House School, said: “Make A Difference Day gives our pupils a greater understanding of citizenship as well as the opportunity to develop their social and work-related learning skills.
“We are grateful for Housing Hartlepool’s support which has enabled these Year 10 pupils to make a worthwhile contribution to the local community.”
Make A Difference Day is a Community Service Volunteers (CSV) nationwide initiative.
Housing Hartlepool is the largest housing association in Hartlepool.
It was set up in March 2004 to take over the ownership and management of the Council's rented housing stock following a positive ballot by tenants. It is a not for profit charitable organisation.
Housing Hartlepool is run by a voluntary board that consists of four tenant members, four council nominees and four independent people.
The company manages 7,000 properties throughout the Hartlepool area and surrounding villages. These range from five-bedroom family houses to flats for single people. In addition there is a wide range of bungalows and sheltered housing complexes for the elderly.
The housing service is provided from three neighbourhood-based offices.
For more information, go to: www.housinghartlepool.org.uk
Alice Mills and Margaret Forcer being served by Chloe Robinson and Katie Ord