Khalsa Primary School Wins Heathrow Active People initiative (HAPi) Grant to Improve Health and Wellbeing
Students from grades four to six will learn to stretch their limits at Khalsa Primary School following the launch of new Yoga and Mindfulness classes funded by Heathrow’s Community Fund.
Heathrow’s Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye joined Heathrow volunteer and Development Project Specialist Charanbir Anand to present a cheque for £2,500 to Khalsa Primary School in Slough on Thursday.
The grant was offered as part of Heathrow’s HAPi grant scheme which supports employees who regularly volunteer to help their community. Mr Anand has been volunteering at Khalsa Primary School in his spare time for the last seven years and applied for the grant to enable the school to provide Yoga and Mindfulness classes for children aged 8-12 years, giving them a platform to build confidence, agility, self-awareness and general wellbeing.
John Holland-Kaye met with students and teachers to hear how these sessions will help to ensure children are in an optimal state for learning and more able to cope with the stresses and strains of later life beyond school.
Khalsa Primary School Headteacher Raminder Vig said:
“Khalsa Primary School, Slough, are proud and delighted to be in partnership with Heathrow Airport to support KPS children taking part in yoga sessions. Yoga lessons enhances our children’s concentration, increases self-esteem, maintains flexibility and strengthens growing bodies. We would like to thank the CEO of Heathrow, John Holland–Kaye for his continued support and looking forward to working with him.”
Heathrow’s CEO John Holland-Kaye said:
“We are delighted to support this project which will teach children the skills they need to build personal resilience and be able to respond to many of life’s challenges. Our HAPi grants programme was launched in 2015 as a way of encouraging and supporting our Heathrow colleagues who volunteer in their local community, wherever they live. I’m always amazed by how much our colleagues do, and I’m delighted that our grant funding can help them do even more within our local community.”
MORE ABOUT HEATHROW COMMUNITY FUND
Heathrow Community Fund is part of the independently run grant-making charity LHR Airport Communities Trust, which receives funding from Heathrow Airport Limited, noise fines and other funders, as well as funding from Heathrow staff via their fundraising activities. Through the Heathrow Community Fund grant programme, the Fund has supported significant and positive change for communities near the airport for the past 20 years.
Heathrow Community Fund has five types of funding, details of which can be found on www.heathrowcommunityfund.com.
Heathrow Active People initiative (HAPi) supports employees of Heathrow Airport Ltd who regularly volunteer for community groups or charities where they live to a maximum of £2,500.
In 2017, HAPi funded the following projects:
|Organisation||Project Title||Amount Awarded|
|Hedgewood Special School||Hedgewood Community Sensory Garden||£2,500|
|Heathrow Aviation Engineering UTC ,Combined Cadet Force||Duke of Edinburgh equipment||£2,470|
|Woodbridge Park Education Service||Woodbridge Park Education Service – The Bridge School Media and Sensory Room Equipment||£2,500|
|Ashford Breast Cancer Support Group||Community Funding for Ashford Breast Cancer Support Group (ABC) Promotional Activity||£2,500|
|Templefield Lower School||Templefield Lower School – Birds Nest Swing||£2,451|
|Ruislip and District Amateur Boxing Club||Replacement of Life Expired Training equipment||£2,500|
|1st Walton Viking Sea Scouts||Children’s Toilets and Changing area||£2,500|
|Greater London Agoonoree Scout Camp||Sensory Tent||£2,316|
|Friends of Houghton Conquest Lower School||Houghton Conquest Forest School||£1,500|
|1st Frimley Green & Mychett Scout Group||Purchase of a trailer to reduced additional vehicle usage and enable more young people to take part in camps and trips||£2,500|
|Burford School||Burford Bolt Community 5K, 10K and family fun run event.||£2,500|
|Broxbourne Borough Football Club||Broxbourne Borough FC Under 7’s||£1,439|
|Prestwood Cricket Club||Prestwood CC after school Club||£2,452|
|St Edmund’s Primary School (Parent’s Association)||Early Years Play Area Refurbishment||£2,500|
|1st Burnham and Hitcham Scout Group||Adventurous Activities for Scouts||£2,500|
|Cippenham Schools’ Trust||Outside Classroom||£2,500|
|Colnbrook Church of England Primary School||Mucky Pups Parent and Toddler Group||£2,498|
|Khalsa Primary School||Education for Emotional Health and Wellbeing, (H&W)||£2,500|
|Ditton Park Academy||Provisions of Defibrillators||£2,500|
|The Echelford Primary School||Wellbeing Suite Resources||£2,500|
|1st Maidenhead (Mid Thames) Sea Scouts||Camping Equipment||£2,500|