Dear parents, carers and supporters

Happy New (School) Year from all of us at BOOST!

If you are joining DCHS this year, this letter will tell you a little about our charity and the difference we make for our school community. If you are returning, please read on to find out what we are looking forward to for 2023/24 and how you can get involved.

Find out more about our charity on our website

BOOST makes a difference by providing activities in school which would otherwise not be available. Much of what we do is focused around overcoming the challenges of growing up in England’s most rural county – whether that is providing access to opportunities and experiences, or helping with the cost of transport, or bringing services into school which are not available in the community.

This year, as well as continuing some of our established activities, we will also be launching some new initiatives. As part of our commitment to inspiring people to read anywhere and everywhere, we have purchased a new book vending machine which will enable books to become part of the rewards scheme in school and we will be keeping it stocked up with a wide range of book titles for all ages and interests. Thanks to recent donations we are going to be able to support some new music and arts activities – we will be sharing more news about this soon. We will be bringing Onatti Productions back into school to provide an interactive performance for French students and we have a special performance of Macbeth booked for later this term.

Keep an eye on our social media for regular updates about all our new projects and activities. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Threads and LinkedIn (@BoostDCHS).

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We are looking forward to another fulfilling year, working in partnership with DCHS to help all our children reach their potential.

Best wishes

Katherine Williams

Chair, BOOST