Every year, students at Rockwood take part in the Shoebox Appeal, putting together shoeboxes of presents for Birmingham’s homeless. The campaign is very popular with our students because students can actually see with their own eyes what they are providing for those in need.
This year, the lockdown presented us with a unique challenge: the shoe shops which usually give us their unneeded shoe boxes were all closed! Needless to say, the community at Rockwood were undaunted: students and teachers alike brought in shoeboxes from home, and we had enough to create a sizeable number of present boxes. Rockwood Academy are proud to say that we donated 360 shoe boxes this year. Well done everyone for their contribution!
Many Rockwood students also helped to organise the distribution of the shoe boxes, and one of our students took part in distributing them alongside Mr Khan and Mr Malik.
Charitable giving is a big part of life here at Rockwood. Alongside the shoe boxes, this term we have also raised money for Children in Need and World Aids Day.
Our Head Teacher, Miss Darr, said: “I am immensely proud of the efforts our students have put into this project. They have made very many people’s Christmases that bit brighter. It was particularly pleasing to see our new Year 7s taking a lead in these efforts – their public-spiritedness bodes well for the future.”