From March 4-15 we will be holding a Charity Fortnight, during which our eight Houses will all be organising activities to raise money for their different house charities.
Bradbury House has organised a car wash for £5 during lunchtimes between the 4-8, to raise money for Alder Hey. They will also have a big cuddly elephant who will be meeting and greeting our Junior School pupils and helping them into school. He will need a name and pupils can pay 50p to name and win the elephant.
Werburgh House has been busy organising three Big Quizzes for different year groups. The quiz will involve a Kahoot on pop culture, random questions and quick thinking. Entry costs £1 per student and the money raised will be going to The Chester Link, a charity which supports adults with learning disabilities to live independent lives.
Gladstone House is in charge of ‘Cook for Less Pay More’. This is an initiative where students cook their family dinner in honour of a charitable donation. The most inventive, delicious and cost-effective recipes will be used to create a special ‘Gladstone Cookbook’. Gladstone are also raising money for Alder Hey.
On March 8, during lunchtime, Grosvenor House has organised its very own Spring Fete! This will involve sponge the teacher, a live band, knock the cans over and an opportunity to buy popcorn and ice lollies. Grosvenor is raising money for Nicola’s Fund, a charity that aims to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and provide support and help for their families.
Kicking off the second week we have Fox House which have organised a dodgeball competition! Mixed teams of 20 will compete with each other until there is an overall winner. Entry costs £1 per student and the money raised will go to Share. Share supports families in crisis and people who are homeless in North West and Cheshire. They also assist refugees fleeing for their lives, wherever they are in the world.
Walsh House has organised a Remove’s disco, raising money for Papyrus, prevention of young suicide. If you are a Remove student this is an event not to be missed! Save the date – March 14, 5-7pm, Consterdine Hall. For tickets see Mr Boyd
To end the week Dutton House has organised a movie day. This will involve a Form Fashion Competition; an opportunity to dress a member of your Form, or the Form tutor as a character from a film, in clothes from a charity shop. Entries cost £2 and will be judged by Mr Hartley! Then, after school there is a pizza and Film night with Shrek 2 being screened in the gallery– seats are limited so make sure you get your ticket from Mr Parkes soon! Dutton House is raising money for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.
Finally, we have Lester-Smith House which is taking part in a sponsored sleep-out. Mr Hartley has promised that he will take part if at least £400 is raised – so all donations are welcome! Lester-Smith is raising money for North Clywd Animal Rescue Centre and Share.
And not forgetting the Removes who are all doing a sponsored activity and raising money for StreetDoctors. StreetDoctors are a national volunteer network of medical students and junior doctors who teach emergency lifesaving skills to high risk young people. Ananth Ranjt (OKS 2014) volunteers for the charity and is visiting Removes to tell them about his work.
…And don’t forget our Big Finale is our fancy dress day on March 15 for Comic Relief!