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Lent Appeal Week 11th-15th March 2013
A big thank you to everyone for supporting our annual Lent Appeal. At the end of the spring term we had raised £3,400 with more money expected.
A big thank you to everyone for supporting our annual Lent Appeal. At the end of the spring term we had raised £3,400 with more money expected. The money will be used to support our Lent Appeal charities, Malosa School, Malawi and Cancer Research UK.
Each day during lunchtime all students were invited to get involved in some fun challenges. These included an egg and spoon race, a space hopper race, a basketball challenge and a golf challenge. Despite the bitterly cold weather, many students braved the elements to take part and have some fun.
Other fund raising events that took place during the week included themed fancy dress, raffles, sponsored bike rides, sponsored silence, sponsored swim, penalty shoot outs, cake sales, guess the number of sweets/name of the teddy bear. A special thank you to the parents/carers who baked some delicious cakes and biscuits and for sponsoring or collecting sponsors for their children.
On Friday 15th March the week ended with a flourish as students came into school in fancy dress. The wonderful costumes on display were a testament to their imagination, creativity and ingenuity. All students, supported by staff, took part in the Mile Challenge. Although it was a wet and blustery day spirits remained high. Some students ran to the finish line while others jogged, walked or staggered there as a result of being tied to others.
Thanks to the PE Department for organising this event.
The day ended with a Staff v Sixth Form football match which amazingly the students won 4-2. The staff managed to level the score to 2-2 but then were beset by injuries and ran out of steam at the end of the second half.
We had a lot of fun during the week and have done some good. The money raised will make a difference to people living incredibly tough lives both in the UK and Malawi.
Ms B Gavaghan