Throughout the year, each form, in turn, chooses a charity with which they feel a personal connection or concern and spends a week raising money for it.  Their week’s efforts culminate in a special Friday event which often involves the good humoured support of staff.

We started the Spring term with 9LE supporting St. Mungo’s Homelessness Charity with an own clothes day and a clothes collection drive. A total of 42kg of clothes were collected and delivered to the charity. This was followed by 9ML’s Cereal Killer Café with Friends in support of Action for M.E. 9JRS raised money for the David Nott Foundation (a charity providing surgeons and medical professionals with the skills they need to provide relief and assistance in conflict and natural disaster zones) and rounded off their week with an excellent Teacher’s Quiz.

Then it was the turn of Year 8 who galvanised our support and cash for The Little Princess Trust, Dementia UK and ACE Africa. Their events included a brilliant Teacher Make-Over competition, and cakes galore.

The Year 7 classes supported in turn the Ella Fosbury-Hill Fund for the Brain Tumour Charity, the UK Thalassaemia Society and the Make a Wish Foundation. Among raffles, hair braiding and a henna bar their most memorable event was “I’m a Teacher, Get me Out of Here”, which had teachers eating bugs and dunking their arms into slime.

Thank you girls for all your hard work which has raised over £2000 this term for your chosen charities. Thank you too to all the staff and parents who have supported their efforts.

You can follow the charity news and activities on our twitter account  @nhehs

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