Academy closed to students on Friday 16th March
The academy will be closed to all students on Friday 16th March for Staff Inset Day.
All students to return as usual on Monday 19th March.
Zero Hunger with Langar
Ark Boulton Academy supports many charitable events and causes throughout the year. As part of the Virtues Curriculum delivered at the academy the students have been learning about compassion and charity in the community. We are currently completing a project in partnership with ‘Zero Hunger with Langar’ to demonstrate compassion for homeless people. Zero Hunger with Langar is an organisation that aims to end hunger both locally and globally. They will be collecting contributions from our academy to give to people who are homeless that will support them during the winter months.
There are 795 million undernourished people in the world today. That means one in nine people do not get enough food to lead an active and healthy life. In fact, hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide – greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
The good news is that hunger is entirely solvable. Unbelievably in Malawi, it costs as little as 15p to serve one child for a whole day.
Source: Zero Hunger Project.
What does Langer mean?
Langar is the concept of providing free food to anyone, regardless of background, circumstance or location. Ark Boulton are working in partnership with the Nishkam Centre to provide this concept of Langar, and helping the volunteers in the Zero Hunger Project, by donating food and clothing items to the cause.
Nishkam means ‘Selflessness’, and in relation to ‘Charity’ it means giving with an open and free heart without any desire or want of anything in return. You can only do this by being selfless – ‘Nishkam’.
Students, parents and staff have been donating thoughout the week. You can still bring in the following items to donate:
- Hats, gloves, scarves.
- Bottles of water.
- Cans/bottles of pop.
- Chocolate bars.
- Cereal bars.
Note: Please ensure items are in date and have no prices on them.
We are taking donations until Monday 18th December, and will be packing the items on Tuesday 19th to then deliver to the project. We will receive updates from the volunteers on the project which will include pictures of how our donations were used, who received them, and ensure a 100% donation policy.
We hope you will continue to support us in our project for compassion in the community.