Through Community service students contribute to both the local and the wider community and in so doing increase their awareness of the needs of people from different sectors of society. Each year students organise events to raise money for a variety of charities.
In the Sring Term all Senior and Sixth Form pupils will participate in various fund-raising activities for a week. Previous activities have included car washing, talent shows, cake selling and musical concerts.
Events for our annual charities fortnight have been taking place for the past two weeks. These have included cake sales, teacher auction, Easter egg tombola, sponsored events and throw a sponge or egg at Mr Rock (see picture). Our final events are the House Fashion Show and the Talent Contest next week
CAROL SINGING AT WINDMILL CARE HOME
Mrs Eccleston and I took 13 of our girls to ‘Windmill Care Home’ for a Christmas Singsong. The girls were wonderful and sounded amazing! The residents had a super time, especially a lady called Anne who heckled us from the front row! Thank you, girls, and thank you, Mr Wilson, for driving us there. Hannah Graystone, Lucy Singh, Sophie Seccombe, Emily Tanner, Martha Targett, Daniela Frampton, Eve Kellaway, Orla Lyons, Mairead Cole, Roisin Neligan-Ayling, Liberty Scutcher, Rosie Henderson and Lucy Fernando. A couple of hours of our day made a huge difference to the dementia patients at Windmill. Good will to all men and women.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
11S chose to take on the responsibility of organising boxes for ‘Operation Christmas Child’. This charity collects boxes of small items such as gloves, pencils etc to send to children in need all around the world. We did not know how well we would do but were delighted to be able to send off 92 boxes. On Tuesday morning, some of 11S went with Mrs Stevens to drop off the boxes at the local collection point ready to be shipped around the world.
On 11 November, Years 5-13 went to Radnor Gardens for a remembrance service held jointly with Radnor House School. A two minute silence was held. Our Deputy Head Girl, Charlotte Smith, gave a reading and the Head Girl, Cait Rhodes, laid a wreath on behalf of the pupils and staff of St Catherine’s School.