Lord Derby Academy Community Christmas Hamper Appeal


Christmas really did start on Wednesday morning break with LDA’s Christmas tree surrounded by a garland of food hampers and pupils trying to count them all. Just over 110 fantastic hampers were created through the generosity of the pupils at LDA and the hard work of the staff, at one of the busiest times of the year. Countless pupils and staff have been rushing around all week putting final touches to boxes of ‘goodies’ and on Wednesday over 40 Year 10 ‘elves’ went out into Huyton to make deliveries to our local elderly residents, reminding us all that LDA is at the centre and heart of our community.

The students involved from Year 10 are still emotional from the experience and returned to school on Thursday morning full of inspiring stories following conversations as they delivered their presents. There have even been many tears of joy shed as the students told us how happy the members of the community were to receive these unexpected hampers.

Already we have received cards and letters of thanks:

Mrs Higham (nominated by a Year 8 Pupil) called to say thank you for the hamper, she was very thankful and had a tear in her eye!

Dear Year 10, thank you for my hamper it is lovely, very much appreciated. Thanks Staff, boys and girls – Mrs Bowes (nominated by a member of our Cleaning Staff)

Arthur wrote – A big thank you to all the children and staff at Lord Derby Academy for a wonderful surprise. I hope you have a great xmas and get lots of nice surprises yourselves (nominated by a member of the Teaching Staff).


The photo is of Bob (nominated by a member of our Pastoral staff) left absolutely speechless and overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness of our pupils, parents and staff.

Thank you to all of the pupils, parents and staff who supported this worthwhile community charity project.