Each of our Houses voted for a local charity to support and Darwin students voted to support Acorns Hospice.

Acorns Hospice in Walsall provide respite, emergency and end of life care for children with life limiting conditions and students felt this was an important service for them to throw themselves behind.

Tia Phillips (House Captain), Evie Hulme (Vice-Captain), Warwick Smith and Isaac Brodie visited Acorns, toured the site and met with staff to learn more about the provision. They were accompanied by Alison Morris (Head of Darwin House) and Maureen Woodcock MBE (Vice-Chair of Governors).

The House Council is now feeding back to the House body and are planning fund-raising and awareness campaigns for the forthcoming Darwin House Week.

Oli Forster, Assistant Headteacher, said: “As a Darwin House member, I was delighted that Darwin students selected Acorns and know we can learn so much about life through this link. Equally, the opportunity to raise funds for such a worthwhile organisation is fantastic and we will all throw ourselves into doing all we can.”