Students helped with start in life

Rotarian Russell Keegan presenting the money to Beacon Hill students Zack Livings, Amrit Singh, Aadi Ghimire and Reni Musuro with school staff members Tammy Henry and Michelle Harris looking on.

STUDENTS at a Thurrock school have been given a helping hand as they set out on their adult lives.
The Rotary Club of Mar Dyke Valley has presented four students from Beacon Hill Academy’s post 16 group with £250 each to help set them up when they leave the academy and start their adult lives.
The students spent the day at intu Lakeside shopping centre kitting themselves out with new clothes for college, interviews and their new lives. They also purchased tablets to help with their college work.
The Rotary club has a close relationship with Beacon Hill and has made a number of donations over recent years – including supporting students when they have been in hospital.
Rotarian Gerald Cope is a governor at the academy and says he hopes the club will be able to continue to raise the funds to help more in the future.