Charity at King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls
Fund raising for special causes is an integral part of the school year, one of the biggest whole school events is the annual Miss King Edward VI Handsworth (Miss KE) competition which rounds off Children in Need week, 2 pupils per form create and model a themed outfit, perform a talent and are judged by a panel of teachers. All this is mixed in with loud music, lots of cheering your own form and seeing how many of the free sweets you can grab. The year 10 form that raises the most money during Children in Need week wins the right to organise the following years Miss KE competition.
The running total for this years charity donations currently stands at:£20,346.64
Our charities for 2015-16
In 2015-16 students and staff raised a fantastic £20,346.64. The photos below are a selection to show the range of activities that the students organised for themselves.
Pupils were involved through the school council in nominating and selecting a range of charities for the school to support. The pupils chose a range of local and international causes aimed at children and adults. Some events are special to us, others would be impossible to not be involved with.
MacMillan Coffee Morning. Pupils and staff bake cakes and sell them in aid of Macmillan nurses. =
Dahliscious Day. Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
LEPRA. Year 7 fund raising fighting disease, poverty and prejudice.
Children in Need. A week of form organised sponsored events and money raising activities finishing with Miss KE and a non uniform day.
Poppy Appeal. Supporting the British Armed Forces past and present.
Kids Club Kampala. A charity run by an ex pupil helping children in Ghana. Cosmopolitan magazine awarded Olivia Barker their “Ultimate Global Champion Award” for her drive and passion to help underprivileged children in Kampala.
Comic Relief (who also organise Sports Relief)
Race for life: the new senior prefect team organise a Pink themed day with cake sales and our own “Race for life” event around the school grounds. This raises funds for Cancer Research UK
In addition there are opportunities to respond to International disasters, for example this year we held a special collection in aid of the Nepal Earthquake appeal.
In addition the school has supported “Harry’s footsteps” which send shoes to Africa, Old text books and unused ICT equipment is also sent to developing countries after being suitably prepared. We also send shoeboxes of Christmas gifts each year for the Christmas shoe box appeal.