20/12/17

Charity update December 2017 | Newsletter

With the frenzied activity of Children In Need week behind us we can look back and reflect on the amazing activities that the students across the school organised and the time and effort that went into raising money for Children across the country. We had many cake sales with most of them selling out before the end of break, some themed parties and plenty of dressing up. Teachers and non-teaching staff were also roped in various antics, from Karaoke to sponge the teacher and a very tastefully done food challenge. The week reached a peak with the annual Miss KE competition, organised this year by 11Y. a few subtle changes to the structure resulted in a competition with more focus on “Talent”. Among others we had demonstrations of hula hooping, ukulele and guitar playing as well as Bollywood dance and singing.  The winner this year and Crowned Miss KE 2017 was Grace in Year 7 who amazed the crowd with her hula hooping skills.

The week as a whole raised £5,195 bringing our total for the year to £8,737.

In the run up to the end of term we have been collecting items for the homeless via our group of year 11 students who developed Homeless Care Packages as part of their Next Generation award project when they were in year 9. The last day of term will be have Christmas jumper theme with donations being collected for UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency who are assisting Syrian and Rohingya refugees.

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In the New Year we look forward to supporting Cure Leukaemia, a charity which supports clinical trials of pioneering drug treatments taking place in across the West Midlands, its founder is Professor C Craddock CBE, Director of the Centre for Clinical Haematology and the father of one of our year 11 students. We will also be raising money for Sport Relief and were recently awarded “Sports Relief Super School” status in recognition of our amazing efforts in previous years.