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Christmas Charity at Charleston

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Important Announcements, Wider Curriculum

£8,794.89 raised for charity by Charleston Academy in 2015.

We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Mr David Donaldson from the Salvation Army in Inverness at each of our House Assemblies this week. David has spoke to pupils about the challenging work the Salvation Army faces, particularly at Christmas. Pupils got a small insight into the work that people like David do for others in our community. David explained how his faith provided him with the courage he needed to do the work he does.

After each assembly David was also able to take away several hampers of food that had been collected by each of our Registration Tutor Groups. A huge amount of food was collected this year and is now being delivered to those in our community that appreciate this small gift from us at this time of year. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

Special mention must go to Sarah McKenna (5S2) and Ryan McKenna (2S1). Both filled a hamper each. Well done.

It is also important at this time of year to reflect on the huge amount of work that pupils, staff, parents and others in our school community have done to support us in the work we do with various charities. This year we’ve supported the British Heart Foundation, Comic Relief, Jeans for Genes, Maggies, Macmillan and Children in Need to name but a few.  This year we have raised the huge total of £8,794.89 for all of our supported charities. This total does not include the additional amount we raised for The British Legion Poppy Appeal or the monies being raised by pupils taking part in Project Trust. Well done everyone and thank you to Mrs Pam Carmichael in English who coordinated our Hamper Appeal.

Christmas Hampers

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Important Announcements

Our Christmas Hamper collection has begun and will run all week until Friday 11 December. All pupils are asked to bring in at least one item of non-perishable, in date food for people of the local community.

Each Register class will compile boxes of decorated hampers and these will be given out to members of our local community in the run up to Christmas.

This is always a really successful venture and we encourage everyone to get involved. Each small individual contribution adds up to a Christmas Hamper that is always very much appreciated by those in our community.

If unable to donate food, please consider a monetory dontation to help buy food for hampers.

If you are aware of anyone in our community who would benefit from our Hamper Donation we would be happy to hear from you.

Hamper Thanks

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Important Announcements


During the last week of term pupils and staff distributed the many hampers that each Tutor / Register group had collected. These were distributed to members of our community who took delight in receiving them. We take advice from local community members, the salvation army, and social services about where to distribute the fifty or so hampers we fill. It’s always nice to return in the New Year to so many thank-you cards and letters of acknowledgement and appreciation from members of our community who received them.

Mr Todd from Overton Avenue wrote,

“Would you please convey my sincere and heartfelt thanks to your pupils who sent me a very welcome Christmas box. It was a very unexpected and pleasant surprise and was much appreciated. Unfortunately, I have been unwell for the last few weeks and when your pupils delivered the box I was unable to thank them in person. It’s nice to think that, in this day and age, there is still a caring and giving side to the young people within our community. I am very grateful to have experienced this first hand”

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Hamper Appeal

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Important Announcements, Personal, Wider Curriculum

Over the past fortnight, each Tutor Class has been bringing items into Registration for our annual Hamper Appeal. Pupils brought in tins of soup, packets of food, biscuits and other goodies to fill a total of 44 hampers. As well as filling their hampers, each Tutor Group had to wrap and decorate their Hamper, with a prize awarded for the best decorated one.


Staff and pupils loaded the hampers into the school minibus on Monday morning and toured around our catchment area delivering hampers to members of our community who appreciate the little extra that the hampers provide at this time of year. A massive thank-you and well done to everyone involved. And thank you to those members of our community who have already been in touch to say how much they have appreciated receiving the hampers.