Summer Term Charities Update
Year 7 have been fundraising this first half of term for their chosen charity, Cancer Research. They have organised a variety of fun activities and events, including two popular bake sales of cookies and homemade cakes, a Sweet Olympics, a Star Wars viewing and a fantastic Multicultural Fair. The Year 7s have raised over £500 so far for Cancer Research.
Sixth Form Charity Reps Abbi, Rithi and Harinee have been out and about again this term surprising students on their birthdays as part of their Summer Babies Birthday Bonanza, where students give a donation to them to go and wish a friend happy birthday with singing and dancing. Watch out for more surprises from them! All money raised is going towards the Sixth Form charity Meningitis Now.
Earlier this week we enjoyed a ‘Let’s Go Green’ themed day in aid of the Just One Tree Foundation. Students were encouraged to dress in their interpretation of green clothing, either items that are sustainably sourced, second-hand, bought from a charity shop or by simply wearing something green. The Just One Tree Foundation is a Non-Profit Organisation that is working towards removing CO2 from the atmosphere through global reforestation projects. For every £1 raised, a tree will be planted.
We were delighted to see some of the runners in our Parents-Staff Ealing Half Marathon team running for the Log Cabin have been getting in some valuable early practise by joining training sessions in Pitshanger Park with parents and coaches from several other local schools every Wednesday evening. If you would like to join us, please get in touch with Mrs Johnson.
Year 10 enrichment has been continuing up until exam week with our care homes choir visiting local care homes to sing and do craft activities, while other groups have been out in the Ealing parks helping the local park rangers.
Last week we organised a fun craft and games afternoon for children with the charity Care 4 Calais. Having worked closely with the charity over the last year with clothing collections and fundraising, we took a group of NHEHS students to a hotel in Hayes, where the children are staying. They enjoyed the different craft activities and then played pass the parcel (we had to teach them how to play as the children didn’t quite get the concept initially!) before finishing up with some party games. A big thank you to our students who attended for your fantastic enthusiasm in getting all the children involved. We hope to build on our contact here and visit again before the end of term.
After half term we have a number of exciting events planned for our charities.
Year 10 will be hosting the annual summer party for children attending the Log Cabin in June. They are currently planning the party and will be organising the food and drinks as well as fun games, from crafts to cookie decorating as well as traditional children’s party games such as pass the parcel and dancing.
Watch out for an upcoming collection for old textbooks after half term to send to Books 4 Africa, on the back of the success of our previous book drive for them back in 2021 where we sent over 420kg of books to Nigeria!
On June 5th we will be focusing on Days for Girls with a fabrics, pants and face cloths collection. The charity which educates girls in developing countries about hygiene, menstruation, reproduction, self-defence and human trafficking.
The following week on June 12th we will be taking part in another book drive, this time for the Children’s Book Project. We will also be marking World Refugee Week from 19th June with activities and fundraising.
Finally, Big Sisters (Year 12s) will be doing a sponsored walk with their Little Sisters (Year 7) in Pitshanger Park in aid of The Log Cabin.
Watch this space for more details!