Churchill and Pankhurst students have been raising money for Marie Curie. The two colleges have teamed up to support the charity and unite all the colleges in the school for a week of events.
Anthony and Ben (Head boys for the colleges) have planned separate events for each college that all students can get involved in. These start on Monday 8th July and take place every day for a week. Events include a penalty shootout, treasure hunt, basketball game, splat the rat and guess who game, bake sale and sports competitions. All students and staff can get involved and any money raised will be donated to Marie Curie.
Year 8 student Ben Jones wants to raise awareness of the charity and of terminal illnesses. “To me, it is so important because we have had Marie Curie come in everyday for my Nan, Aunt and Grandad when they were fighting cancer. They weren’t just there for them, but for me and my family who struggled with losing all of them.” Raising awareness of this cause has been done through selling daffodils at brunch and lunch times. Many students have given up their free time to do this and support the cause.
Anthony Harris, in year 7 believes donating to charity helps important causes. “I think raising money unites us as a school, because there are lots different events going on. It is important as charities like Marie Curie need the money as otherwise there won’t be enough people to look after those with terminal illnesses.” We will continue to raise money until the end of term. If students, staff and parents want to help please get in touch.