Headington’s Year of Community got off to a fantastic start

Headington’s Year of Community got off to a fantastic start with the renewal of a long-term project with a local Oxford hospital.


On Saturday 14th September girls attended the Warneford Hospital event: ‘HealthFest – living well through activity’.


Girls have spent a few hours each week since September 2019 making bird feeders and bug hotels for patients at the hospital in Warneford Lane, along with tending to the hospital’s allotment. At Saturday’s event, which comprised part of their Duke of Edinburgh volunteering commitments, the girls demonstrated how to make the bird feeders and bug hotels and also how to take care of these creatures during winter months.


Girls discussed the importance of getting involved in the community and also the health benefits, enrichment and skills they have received from being part of this project. They also visited the other stalls at the Health Fest, to learn more about what’s going on in the local community and how small groups are making a positive difference through their actions.


Ms D’Costa said: “Students were engaged and inspiring with their talks, they were keen on presenting their recently acquired skills and generally enjoyed their new role of responsibility.


“They came back motivated and inspired, looking forward to doing more and getting further involved in making positive changes that benefit themselves and, more importantly, societies as a whole.” 


Read about the festival in the Oxford Times and Oxford Health.