Charities Update – Teacher Pie Off, Rowathon, Pyjama Party & More!
Our Amnesty International Group held a Teacher Pie Off on March 10th. Students got to ask a teacher of their choice a question for £2 and if they got it wrong, they were “pied!” As March is Women’s History Month, the donations of over £100 went to Amnesty International’s fight for Women’s rights in Afghanistan.
Thanks to Harinee and Venus of Amnesty Club for organising and to all the teachers for being great sports!
This half of term is Year 8’s turn to take the lead on charities activities. Their charity, The Store Cupboard in Hanwell, a not-for-profit affordable food project, was chosen by the students following a vote. Members of the Store Cupboard have the chance to choose their food in a normal shopping environment. They pay £3.50 for each weekly shop, and receive approximately £30-£40 worth of food including free fresh fruit, vegetables and bread.
Year 8 hosted a charity Pyjama Party in the Recital Hall, with all students invited to wear pyjamas in the lunch break. They enjoyed watching a film and eating popcorn and hot chocolate. They also have an Easter themed fair next week complete with an Easter egg lucky dip and a visit from the Easter Bunny!
On Pi Day (March 14th), students and staff also made homemade cakes for a Pi baking competition, with nearly £60 raised for SAMI, a UK-based charity that looks to address concerns about access to and quality of Mathematics education in Africa.
For Sport Relief on March 17th, our Sixth Formers are holding a Rowathon in the atrium before/after school and at lunchtime to raise money for Comic Relief. Students are invited to challenge a teacher in a race. Students can also wear a sports jumper over their school uniform for a donation. Thank you to all our teachers who have signed up for the challenge!
Our Year 10 and 11 enrichment groups have been enjoying their visits (craft activities and singing) to our local Care Homes again with visits to St David’s, Chestnut Lodge and Downhurst House. The craft group have been helping residents with Easter themed crafts and the choir continue to sing many of the old favourites.
Next Tuesday we will be holding our first ever Mencap Easter Fair, where we hope to invite in Mencap clients to take part in some fun Easter craft and music activities after the success of our annual Mencap Christmas Fair. The activities will be led by one of the Year 11 enrichment groups.
The same Year 11 enrichment group also visited North Ealing Primary School this week and led a Science Week craft activity with the Year 3 classes. The Year 11s were great at teaching them about how a Kaleidoscope works and then supported the children in making their own out of mirror card and tracing paper. Both Year 11s and Year 3s really enjoyed working together.