9th March 2018 – Every year during Lent, our students give even more thought than normal to those in need, and they work hard to raise money for various charities.  Today, all of the students have donated £2 each to CAFOD and the Catholic Children’s Society, and in return they have been given a day off from wearing their school uniform.

There are all sorts of other fund-raising activities taking place.  Here, Hayley and Michaela from 9F explain how much the students in their form are doing to help raise money for Together for Short Lives, the chosen charity for Year 9 …

We are now over half way through the Lenten period and have made a good start with 9F’s fundraising projects. 9F will be hosting a ‘ Mini Olympics’ next week. This will involve a group of students competing against a selection of teachers in a series of sporting events including obstacle courses and basketball hoop shooting. It will cost 50p to enter and £1 to watch, with light refreshments available.

9F will also be putting on a ‘Talent Show’. There has been a lot of interest in this particular project from Year 7 students, and auditions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday next week in the Mary Ward Studio. Those who are successful in the audition will go forward to perform to an audience in two weeks time, and we hope to have a variety of theatrical talents on display! It will cost £1 to buy a ticket for the show, and due to the limited seating space we urge girls to buy them as soon as they can! A representative from 9F will visit forms during various registrations next week to sell tickets. We are excited to announce that we have Mrs Brown from the Music department and Mr Fuller from the English department as our judges!

Although these are large group projects, we think it’s important that we also fund-raise on a smaller scale as individuals within the form. In progress at the moment there are sponsored swims, sponsored runs, sponsored reads, loose change collections and also cake selling at our local parishes.

Thank you to everyone who is supporting 9F in our current Lenten fundraising!