Year 8 held their annual Giving Nation event. Pupils worked in groups to create mini enterprises selling food, drink, confectionary, hand-made cards, nail painting services and holding penalty shoot-outs, nerf gun target practice and basketball competitions. The preparation was all part of the pupils’ citizenship curriculum and their teachers worked with them to help make their ideas make as much money for charities as possible. Pupils nominated charities, researched them and then worked on what they could sell. The total raised was a record breaking £871.19. Mr Hills (Head of Citizenship) commented, “The pupils have worked extremely hard to make their enterprises a success. To think that they traded for about 1 hour and 15 minutes and raised this amount of money is staggering and speaks of their generosity in terms of time, effort and creativity and the generosity of those who came to support the sale by buying products. The pupils have shown their ability to organise ideas, work with money and be fantastic citizens”.
The money raised will be split between the nominated charities including Amnesty International, Marie Curie, Delete Blood Cancer and the Aloysian Boys Home (India).
Global Action active Citizenship club held a fairtrade sale of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and snacks to raise awareness of fairtrade products. They raised £50.12 for the Fairtrade Foundation. Another fantastic effort.