Last term saw pupils raise money for several charitable causes, both collectively and through individual initiatives.
On Red Nose Day, Lower School pupils raised just over £700 for Comic Relief. Head of Lower School, Adrian Morris, said, “Taking on board the ‘Funny is Power’ theme, the pupils enjoyed the opportunity to come to School in non-uniform for Red Nose Day. There was plenty of red colour and a superb display of all the different non-plastic red noses, including one lucky girl who found the ultra-rare (1 in 800) Gold Tommy Nose.”
Form 5 pupil Jono ran 10 km a day over two weeks over the half-term break to raise money and awareness for Neuroendocrine Cancer UK, raising an impressive £2,750 and beating his initial £1,000 target.
Entrepreneurial Design and Technology Scholar Adam is donating 100% of the profits made from his Standing Desk business to charity. Adam was inspired to design, manufacture and sell a standing desk during lockdown, with all proceeds going to Fareshare, a charity network aimed at relieving food poverty and reducing food waste in the UK. The finished product, which costs £99, is available to buy on his newly created website adamimpactdesign.com.
Form 6 pupil Ili also carried out a lovely act of kindness when she made 200 Valentine cards for the children in Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe and dropped them off with some lollipops to help cheer them up over the pandemic.