In the run up to Christmas, our students were involved in a number of fundraising events. The festive period is, traditionally, a special time to focus on looking after one another. Our students embodied the ‘spirit of Christmas’ by giving back to the local community.
Sixth Form students were inspired to run a food donations drive after a thought-provoking talk in November, from a volunteer from Leeds North and Leeds West Foodbanks.
Our Concert Band performed a compilation of festive tunes at Sainsburys, Moor Allerton, helping to entertain Christmas shoppers. In addition, they ran a cake auction and refreshments stand at the World of Music show. Over £200 was raised towards an upcoming musical trip in July, to Belgium.
Our Student Council ran a Christmas Gift Box Appeal; items for homeless people were collected, to help keep them warm, fed, and entertained. Each form group filled and decorated a large box and wrote a message to the recipient, which was then passed on through St George’s Crypt. The initiative really made our students think about what others might be going through and what we can do, as individuals, to help those less fortunate.
Students raising money for their expedition to Tanzania in August, with Camps International, delivered a number of events to help fund the equipment and vaccinations they will need. Firstly, a staff Christmas ‘bake-off’ proved fruitful. This was followed by hosting a very popular refreshments stand at the Winter Show. In addition, a luxury hamper, kindly donated by Waitrose in Meanwood, was raffled off. Furthermore, students designed and printed their very own Christmas cards to sell and ran a bag packing event at Sainsbury’s, Moor Allerton. Finally, they organised a Christmas jumper day for the whole school on the last Friday before the holiday. Well done to all the team who managed to raise a whopping £2,700!
Thank you to everyone for their support and contributions.