Acorn Project

Ballard is extremely privileged to invite ten of our pupils to take part in the Acorn Project this term.

We have worked on many projects with Oakhaven Hospice, including their annual Santa Dash, raising many thousands of pounds for them over the years. We are therefore delighted to be working with them on their Acorn Project, which is endorsed by Macmillan Cancer Care.

Ten Year 9 pupils will make a number of trips this term to Oakhaven, which is based near Lymington, to work alongside patients, carers, hospice staff and volunteers on a number of creative projects. By developing these deeper bonds between Oakhaven and Ballard, we hope to address myths and fears in order to raise awareness about death and dying and to promote a healthier understanding of palliative care and the services that the hospice offers.