During the difficult phase of lock-down, Dunottar School’s PTA galvanised the support of the school community through a series of engaging projects to thank Reigate and Redhill’s army of key workers, whilst also providing some much needed social support for the elderly in the community.
Goody bags filled with essential supplies including honey, fruit, vegetables, and biscuits were donated by the extended school community and given to key workers in the local area, at a critical period when many were too busy or unable to get to the shops.
Pupils got creative designing and decorating over 180 mugs for:
- East Surrey hospital catering staff
- Ambulance teams
- Reigate Beaumont Care Home
- Acorn Court Care Home
- Eversfield Care Home
- Priors Mead Care Home
- Rutland Nursing Home
- Wray Park Care Home
- Wray Common Nursing Home
- Signature at Reigate Grange
- Dungate Manor Care Home
- Gracewell of Horley Park
These were handed out in goody bags, also filled with tasty treats. Dunottar School’s year 8 pupils also put pen to paper, writing to residents of local care homes, providing much-needed support and social engagement during what was an isolating period for many.
The Headmaster of Dunottar School, Mark Tottman stated, “We are extremely grateful to our excellent PTA for driving this activity during lockdown. It beautifully reflects the family spirit at Dunottar School and our aspiration to ensure Dunottar pupils consider others and the world around them in every situation”.
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