Albany calls out for votes to bag a share of the bag charge fund

Albany calls out for votes to bag a share of the bag charge fund

Albany Academy is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local outdoor community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and this month shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Albany Academy is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Festive Fun

Festive Fun

Albany Academy’s students have been full of festive cheer this Christmas with a wide range of events and activities taking place to celebrate the festive season. Students have been hosting a Christmas fayre, performing in a concert, donating food and drinks to those who need them the most at Christmas time and raising money for Save the Children by joining in the national Christmas jumper day.

Albany Raises Money for Children in Need

Albany staff and students took part in the BBC annual fundraiser for its Children in Need charity on Friday 13th November. All staff and students donated money as part of a non-uniform day which raised £650.

As well as the non-uniform day Year 10 catering students baked special Children in Need cakes to sell on the day, this helped to raise a further £80.  Albany raised over £800 in total which will go to help local and nationally funded projects to improve the lives of some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people. 

Mr Crowther, who organised the fundraising for Children in Need said, "Yet again the pupils and staff of Albany have raised a fantastic amount of money for Children in Need. This is a charity that supports over 2,000 projects in the UK that work with children that desperately need help, some not far away from Albany. Every penny we raised will be going to support these projects. A special thank you to Mrs Roberts and Mrs Parry and the students who made the mountain of Pudsey cakes that were all sold in record time."