Fundraising this Christmas
At the Junior School the Faith Council and Eco Council decided to team up to fundraise for the CAFOD World Gifts project this year. On Tuesday 5 December the council representatives were selling homemade cookies and Christmas cards made from recycled materials, and conducting a competition to name and win a chocolate snowman and a cuddly elf. Pupils were able to buy cards and cookies and take part in activities to help raise money for the project, and the members of the councils will be invited to choose what to purchase from the catalogue.
Some of our Year 8 students have also been busy fundraising for the global community towards the end of term. Mrs Julia Hutchinson, teacher of Geography, explained that the group has been studying international development this term, talking about aid, and thinking about what can be done to help in different situations. The girls approached Mrs Hutchison out of the blue early in December, grinning and clutching a bag of money that they had collected of their own accord. They were so excited that they had gathered together enough money to ‘buy a goat’ (courtesy of Oxfam) to donate to a village in Africa. Mrs Hutchison said she became a little emotional because “they are applying their learning to the real world, which is what you dream of in Geography!”.