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Students lead on fundraising effort

Students from our Sixth Form have been busy raising money for charity, this time they chose Marie Curie.  

Working on their own initiative, the team arranged a day of fund raising activities on Friday 7th April for the whole school to enjoy.  This is the second event the group have arranged this year.  Following a successful ‘Wear it Pink’ day for a breast cancer charity, the students were inspired to do more and chose Marie Curie because of the work invaluable work they do to support people affected by terminal illness and their families. 

There was a feeling of spring around the school as the students exchanged the unmistakable daffodil badges for donations, which will all go towards this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal.  This is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign which takes place across the UK throughout March.  The group also set up a snack stall at break time where they sold various items including cupcakes decorated by hand with unique daffodil designs. 


Year 12 student Alisha Hussain who leads the group said: “Terminal illnesses affect so many people in society both directly and indirectly.  We chose Marie Curie because of the work they do to support the families and loved ones as well as those who are suffering these awful illnesses.”


This has been a busy and challenging term for the school but there was a was a celebratory feel at the end of term following the release of our latest Ofsted inspection outcome, which endorsed the work we are doing in order to turn the school around.  The fun continued at lunchtime when students were invited to donate money to throw pies at a brave team of staff volunteers.   


Headteacher, Miss Mander said: “We’re very proud of this group, who have worked independently to put this event on, showing great empathy and social responsibility by supporting their chosen charities.  They are great ambassadors, both for the school and their generation.”