On the night of Friday 20th January, girls in Years 7-9 will spend the night in school, participating in workshops and hearing testimonies from local homelessness charities about the impact of this issue on individuals and on society as a whole. The event aims to raise awareness and much needed funds, so each girl will contribute £10 which will go to local charities working with the homeless in the Croydon area.
The school is delighted to announce that the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor and Councillor Toni Letts will be at the school to start the event and to show their support for this initiative which is being led in school by WE Ambassadors and sixth form students, Amelia De Lima and Tulsi Patel (pictured above).
Croydon High’s Head of English, Donna Edmonds who set up the Free the Children action group at the school said:
“As a school community, we have been shocked and deeply moved by stories of homelessness in Croydon and across the whole of the London area. We have been researching and exploring the causes of homelessness and have felt compelled to take action in a campaign we are calling "WE WON'T REST".