Wednesday, 12 July 2017
The Girls’ Division has raised over £1,700 for four charitable causes over the course of the summer term.
Following the Grenfell Tower fire, pupils were moved to support those affected by the events of 14 June. The whole school took part in a non-uniform day and went ‘Green for Grenfell’ on Friday 23 June, wearing at least one green item of clothing to raise money. Additional funds were collected through a cake sale which was hugely popular and sold out in record time! There was also a cake sale in the staff room. These events together raised £790.67.
The nominated charity of the summer term was Refuge. Samra Saddique in Year 13 nominated Refuge for its important work in the community, and pupils across the Girls’ Division voted to support the charity. Money was raised from the annual ‘Uniform and Non-Uniform Day’. This event takes place before Year 13 go on study leave for their A Level examination, and while younger pupils wear non-uniform in exchange for their donations, girls in their final year traditionally return to their school uniform for the day!
As the term continued, Sports Day was cancelled due to the weather, but the charity Staff Relay still went ahead a few days later. The event took place over lunchtime so that everyone could watch the twenty-four members of staff, in six teams, run a 4x100m relay to raise money for the LivLife charity. This charity was founded by two Old Boys of the School to provide free and relevant education and vocational opportunities in Tanzania. There was a wonderful turnout for the race the staff were cheered all the way around the track. A total of £207.76 was collected for LivLife.
Finally, a retiring collection was held at the Year 7 and 8 Celebration Concert, raising £104.23 for Ehlers-Danlos Support UK.
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