Sixth Form hosted an Enrichment day to raise money for Marshlands Christmas Party. Marshlands is a school of about 50 pupils that have a range of special needs. Every year the sixth form like to put on a Christmas party; complete with Santa and gifts for all the students.
The fundraising day, held in the 6th form common room, was made up of an array of different stalls and games, from ping pong and ‘beat the goalie’ to cake and popcorn sales. Along with this, there was the opportunity to challenge your friends to a game of FIFA or balance some money on a floating lemon!
The day was a great success as £114 was raised for Marshlands along with another £39 being raised for Breast Cancer Now and £35 raised for the Young Enterprise group.
Thank you to all who contributed in anyway.
Report by Fran Bishop (Head Girl)
On the 14th October the Sixth Form fundraised for Macmillan Cancer support. We did this through playing rugby and selling cakes on the day. The main attraction was the Year 12’s taking on the Year 13’s, the Year 12’s won. We were very grateful for the support that we received during the lunch break from the lower school and from the sixth form who remained after the end of lunch.
The grand total of the day was £201.35!!
We would like to thank all those who played, baked, bought cakes or helped in any way, including:
Jack Hardy, Liam Walker, Nathan Podmore, Connor Pope, Alex Manley, Archie Perry, Tom Pennack, Brandon Mcelney, George Slater, Will Turner, Todd Dawson, Josh Wilson, James Chadwick, Rhys Williams, Oliver Greenshill, Ross Smith, Charles Clayton, Robbie Thelwell, Jordan Talbot, Mr Abel, Fran Bishop, Pia Dodd and Beckie Pearson.
Report by Joe Harvey Y13
Students, parents and staff came together on Friday 25th September for the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning to help raise money for the work of the cancer charity. Staff and students provided coffee and cakes for visitors, selling tickets for a charitable cause.
The morning proved a popular success with many parents and students in attendance throughout the morning. Organiser and Lead Teacher in Technology, Mrs Katabalwa, said “Thank you so much to you all. The donated cakes, tickets bought, raffle and donations totaled up to our school charity contribution of £429.22. Thank you to all the sixth formers and students who helped during the day to host the event. Your support is greatly appreciated.”
Mr Christey added his own thanks to staff, parents and students for their support, saying “It was a memorable morning and very pleasing to see so many members of the local community come together to raise money for such an important cause. Thank you to all those who took part and organised the event.”
So far, over £4.5million has been raised by similar coffee mornings across the country to support the work of Macmillan, a charity who help people affected by cancer and support them in the best way they can in their time of need.
On Friday the 24th October the sixth form of King Edward VI High School organised a charity event to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust and Marshlands. With ideas ranging from popcorn machines to ping pong matches, to Mario Kart races, the uniqueness of some stalls helped us achieve our grand total of £260.49.
Not only was the day a fun change to the normal tight school schedule, it was a good opportunity for the sixth formers to interact with the rest of the school. Younger students have few opportunities to visit the common room and interact with sixth formers. I feel as if the fundraising day was enjoyed by the sixth formers just as much as it was by the lower school, and that such events are a good way to bring the school together and relax a little, and should be repeated in the future.
Overall the sixth formers who participated had a fantastic time, and we hope the lower years enjoyed it as much as we did! A big thanks to Mrs Gibbs for arranging it all, and to all the students who contributed to our incredible grand total.
Well done guys!
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