Students' kind gesture goes down a treat

Biscuits baked by Canterbury Academy students
Published on 17 July 2019

Staff at Kent and Canterbury Hospital had a sweet treat thanks to students from The Canterbury Academy.

Pupils in Year 9 baked cakes and savoury snacks as part of a week dedicated to the local community.

They were delivered to the teams in the Minor Injuries Unit at the hospital in Ethelbert Road, and then distributed to staff rooms for teams across the site.

Site Clinical Manager Hanna Pinnick said the gesture was hugely appreciated.

She said: “It was a lovely surprise for our clinical teams and we were all so grateful for the treats.

“It was so kind of the young people to think of us as part of their project, and the notes they put with the items were so thoughtful and much appreciated.”

The students also gifted treat boxes to staff at the fire and police station in Canterbury, and have also been carrying out practical tasks including gardening at a local primary school and painting fences at the Pilgrim’s Hospice site in the city.