Hitchin school pupils are ‘Wilshere-wonders’ after helping our community

PUBLISHED: 15:54 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:28 05 July 2017

Wilshere-Dacre pupils are doing selfless acts for the community by litter picking in the Triangle Garden. Picture: Danny Loo

Wilshere-Dacre pupils are doing selfless acts for the community by litter picking in the Triangle Garden. Picture: Danny Loo

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Pupils from a Hitchin school have been busy helping out in the community.

Wilshere-Dacre pupils are doing selfless acts for the community by litter picking in the Triangle Garden. Picture: Danny LooWilshere-Dacre pupils are doing selfless acts for the community by litter picking in the Triangle Garden. Picture: Danny Loo

Considerate youngsters from Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy went out into the Hitchin community to brighten up places – and add a smile to people’s days. The initiative, called Wilshere Wonder Week, followed on from the school’s highly-praised ‘Good Deed Day’ two years ago.

Wilshere-Dacre pupils are doing selfless acts for the community by litter picking in the Triangle Garden. Picture: Danny LooWilshere-Dacre pupils are doing selfless acts for the community by litter picking in the Triangle Garden. Picture: Danny Loo

Teacher Tessa Alexander told the Comet: “We decided to send our pupils into the community again to help out.

Wilshere-Dacre pupils William Yousif and Ashley Baxter, both 10 take part in selfless acts for the community by litter picking in the Triangle Garden. Picture: Danny LooWilshere-Dacre pupils William Yousif and Ashley Baxter, both 10 take part in selfless acts for the community by litter picking in the Triangle Garden. Picture: Danny Loo

“Every child went out into the town to perform good deeds, and helpful, thoughtful acts.

Wilshere-Dacre pupils Vita Russell and Jessica Howell, both 10 take part in selfless acts for the community by litter picking in the Triangle Garden. Picture: Danny LooWilshere-Dacre pupils Vita Russell and Jessica Howell, both 10 take part in selfless acts for the community by litter picking in the Triangle Garden. Picture: Danny Loo

“They did everything from washing fire engines to singing to residents at various care homes, read stories to younger children from Strathmore Infant and Nursery on Old Hale Way as well as York Road infants.

“They also tidied up various parks areas as well as the Triangle Garden at Ransom’s Recreation Ground.

“They even had a chance to show the residents of Westbourne House how to use modern technology and in turn took part in flower arranging for the resident’s rooms.

“They all thoroughly enjoyed the week and it was great to make links and meet people young and old from Hitchin.”

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