Lower School Pupils Instigate Fundraising Fair for Japanese Disaster Fund

Further to the recent non-uniform day that occurred at the School in aid of Red Nose Day and the Japanese Disaster Appeal, a group of Lower School friends decided to instigate a fundraising initiative amongst their fellow Key Stage 2 pupils.

The group of friends, Verity Buglass in Year 5, alongside her Year 6 brother, Bruce and their friends, fellow Year 6 pupils, Jaimie Wakefield and Joshua Wilson, recently presented a trio of ideas to Head of Lower School, Sharon Owen who agreed for the event to be run over a number of break periods.

Each Lower School class is participating in the Change for Change, competing against each other to see which class can accumulate the most loose change in a week, with all the coins once counted, being dropped into a large water dispensing bottle. The teams aim is to fill the bottle within a week.

The other two 50p fundraising initiatives are a Sudoku challenge, with pupils and staff being timed as they complete a numeric puzzle and a timed Wii game challenge.  

Sharon Owen explained, The team of 4 have enthusiastically executed the planning, organisation and implementation of their fundraising challenges. It is to their credit that they have encouraged all our younger pupils to participate. There has been a flurry of activity and much enjoyment all round.

Whilst the team is still counting the funds that have been raised by their fundraising initiative, 400 has already been raised through the Change for Change coin collection.

Families wishing to understand more about the learning opportunities for children aged 7 to 12 in Lower School, are invited to attend the Lower School Open Morning, on Saturday 26th March, between 10 am and 12 noon.      

Pupils L-R : Josh Wilson, Bruce Buglass, Jaimie Wakefield and sitting Verity Buglass

24th March 2011  Back to News