Pupil Council Begin Brainstorming for Lent Fundraisers
In the first of our collaborative Pupil Council meetings, year group representatives from across the school began to brainstorm ideas for future fundraising events.
As always, the suggestions were highly creative, ranging from talent shows and cake sales, all the way to comedy skits, inter-house sports matches and the ever-popular sponsored silence (a natural favourite with our teachers!).
Fundraising and outreach activity forms an important part of our school ethos, and in the past year the council have worked tirelessly to put on some fantastic events. This time last year they organised a whole school sponsored silence in aid of Bristol Children’s Hospital. The successful event, which also saw the children wear home clothes for a day, resulted in a whopping £2,239 donation.
Not long after, the group held their summer event, transforming our regular King’s Loop run into a colourful affair. Dressed in all manner of fancy dress (think superheroes, pirates and unicorns!), pupils gathered on the start line, ready to tackle the 2.5k course. All proceeds were donated to the WESC foundation, a specialist day and residential centre for those living with visual impairment, and with over 100 children taking part it, was no surprise that the amount raised exceeded all our expectations.
The year was then rounded off with a donation to Christmas Sparkle, a local organisation who work with schools, charities and agencies who support families in need. At a time when giving is particularly pertinent, this heartfelt gesture helped us all to appreciate not only the work of our Pupil Council, but of all charities who are committed to making a difference.
Looking to the term ahead, the council will soon be finalising their fundraising plans. Currently in the pipeline is an event for the Taunton branch of Parkinson’s UK. This charity is particularly important to several of our families who utilise their local support services. There have also been talks of how we can support those who were, and continue to be, affected by the wildfires and flooding in Australia.
There are lots of things to consider, and we will be sure to let you know of our forthcoming events as soon as they are confirmed.
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