Baking stars turn up the heat for hospice

Students and elderly showing baking

Image: Emma Grigg, Nicki Kitson and Tayla Fowke show off the donated goodies donated to Hospice Marlborough. Photo: Paula Hulburt.

Some star students at Marlborough Girls’ College have been busy baking in a bid to give back to their community.

Year 13 students Emma Grigg and Tayla Fowke the took a basket of home baking to Hospice Marlborough staff last week to say thank you for the vital work they do.

The move is part of the college’s Stars Peer Mentoring programme which is focusing on Project Kindness for the start of this term.

Delivering the goodies on behalf of their 20-strong mentoring group, Emma says they chose the hospice as they deserved to be recognised for their wonderful work.

“Everyone decided and agreed that the hospice was a really deserving organisation.”

Most people know someone who has been through the hospice,” Tayla says.

The successful mentoring initiative run by the Graeme Dingle Foundation has been helping students with a range of skills including peer pressure, stress management and resilience.

The12-month mentoring programme supports, motivates and positively reinforces Year 9 students during their first year at secondary school.

“It’s helped make some cool connections between Year 13s and Year 9s,” Tayla says.

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