Charities Week 2020
Our Sixth Form Prefects organised the annual, and very exciting, Charities week this month. The money raised this year will go to the following two worthwhile causes, Playskill UK https://playskill.org/ and Parkinson’s UK – West Herts Branch https://parkinsonswestherts.org.uk/.
Playskill is a specialist group for parents and carers who have children with special physical needs. Parkinson’s UK funds research into this devastating neurological disorder whilst offering help and support to those who suffer from the disease and that to their families and carers.
Each Year group was allocated a particular day to ensure social bubbles were maintained and on their chosen day students were allowed to come in to school in their own clothes, with a pre-ordered and pre-packaged box of sweets and treats delivered to their form rooms. Students were able to choose the activities they wanted to do in each lesson, which has become fondly referred to as a ‘Kidnapped lesson’, such as watching a DVD or participation in a classroom quiz being two popular events.
All of these activities had been planned carefully to ensure that they are compliant with covid-19 health and safety guidelines.
Thank you to all our Sixth Form Prefects for helping to organise Charities week, and to everyone who supported it, whether that be through donations or their time and help. Finally, a huge thank you to all our teaching staff for allowing their lessons to be ‘kidnapped’ for such worthwhile causes.
A copy of their assembly informing the students about the charities they were raising money for, is included below.