APHS Collaborates with NNDC to Help Families in Need
Alderman Peel High School Collaborates with North Norfolk District Council to help families in need
The North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) have 10 Local Co-ordination Centres currently operating across the district and ready to deliver vital supplies to those in need. With the help of local volunteers, the centres are able to coordinate the distribution of food parcels and prescriptions to vulnerable residents and those who are shielding and isolating.
One of the 10 centres is based at Alderman Peel High School, which is part of the Wensum Trust and a key location within the Wells community. With over 500 students on role, the centre has proven useful to many families who have been able to access the help they need thanks to the communication lines between our school staff and the NNDC team.
Teachers who have been checking in with students on a regular basis have been able to connect families with the services the NNDC offer, without any delays.
Sandra King (pictured above) who has been running the Wells Local Co-ordination Centre at the school since March says “I have been liaising with the Principal, Mr Ogle, to help deliver urgent food parcels to local families in need and have established links with our adjacent local authority to help reach families of those students who live outside of the North Norfolk District Council area. I feel proud to be able to support our most vulnerable residents by helping them to access the vital supplies and support they need during this difficult time.”
"We have always worked well with the North Norfolk District Council and this most recent collaboration is no different. It has been truly heart-warming to receive the messages of thanks from parents whose families we have been able to help during these difficult times and we are delighted to be able to provide a space so that the community can benefit from the work NNDC are offering"
- Mr ogle, school principal
Another helpful initiative taken by the school community has also emerged from the close contact that has been maintained with parents during the school closure. After speaking with a parent who works at Fakenham Medical Practice, Amanda Moffat, teacher of Design and Technology at Alderman Peel High School, decided to donate the school’s safety goggles so that they could be used as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) by medical staff. The school has since sent more safety goggles out to other areas of North Norfolk with PPE shortages.
Jo Parkes, a practice nurse at Fakenham Medical Centre and a parent at Alderman Peel High School says “Having safety goggles that fit comfortably to ensure safety with face-to-face contact, for example in childhood vaccination clinics, has made a daunting situation much easier. There is no being heroes, it is just a job that I have been trained to do, albeit in difficult times.”
Additional goggles have since been donated to other North Norfolk ‘hot sites’ where patients with Covid-19 symptoms are being cared for in dedicated consultation rooms.
We would like to urge any parents/carers in need of supplies or support to contact us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org