There have been lots of charity events taking place this half term.
- Burrows House held a Bake Sale raising £83.88 for their House charity. The event was organised by Burrows captains and led by Year 9 and 10 students.
- Story House held their annual Elf Day raising over £600 for their House Charity Dementia UK. The money raised will go towards helping those suffering with dementia, and their families. They raised the money by dressing up in elf related clothing, selling Elf hats, selling raffle tickets to win a large Elf toy and other goodies, and they also ran a Christmassy bake sale. Thank you to everyone involved in this event.
- As Dementia UK is Story House’s charity, they wanted to actively support those who suffer with this terrible disease. With that in mind, a small group of Story students headed to Pinewood Care home on Friday 9th December to spread some festive cheer to the residents. Mrs Charge, Head of Story House said, “after a few weeks of practicing both traditional Christmas carols and popular Christmas songs we were ready to entertain! All the students sang with gusto, and bells and shakers were played with enthusiasm. As much as the students enjoyed themselves, the bigge st privilege was the reaction of the residents - some joined in, others smiled and we even had some dancing in the corner. None of this would have been possible without Mrs Bowen-Melfi who kindly organised and played the music for us, so we send her a huge thank you. I now hope that we can build on this and hope in subsequent years to be able to reach out to more care homes or organisations that support and care for those with dementia.”