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Sixth Form Charities Week

Sixth Form Charities Week 2015 took place between16th-20th February. The week was a huge success as the Sixth Form managed to raise £3,350.00, beating the previous year’s total by over £1,000! The money raised has been divided between ‘The Small Things’, ‘Make a Wish Foundation’ and ‘Cancer Research UK’. ‘The Small Things’ is an orphanage in Tanzania and Newport has been supporting the charity for the past three years. ‘Make a Wish’ and ‘Cancer Research’ are the two whole school charities which the students have chosen to support this year.

The week was full of events which were organised and run by the Sixth Form, such as "I'm a Celeb", where Sixth Formers had to complete challenging trials to be crowned the King/Queen of the Jungle. We also had a "Teacher Talent" show, where teachers were scrutinised by a tough panel of judges. "Man V Food" was the final event of the week where Sixth Formers had to eat as much as they could to take the final title! All of the events were extremely successful and helped to raise our fantastic total.

As well as the lunch time events there were also fancy dress themes for each day where the Sixth Form had the opportunity to dress up. Our themes this year were Pyjama Day, Film and TV, 80's, Around the World and Back to School.

As well as raising money, Years 12 and 13 felt that it was very important to help a charity in the community. Staff and students throughout the school were asked to donate food which was then donated to the Saffron Walden Food Bank. This year we managed to raise 102.5kg of food that is helping many families in our local community.

"The whole week was a huge success and as a 6th form we are very proud to have raised such a phenomenal amount of money and food for four great charities. I am very proud of the team effort behind this fantastic event, it created a real buzz around the school, which is lovely to see" Miss Burt, Director of Sixth Form.

The Sixth Form would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and students that helped to support the Charities Week with their generous donations. We would also like to thank staff and students who contributed to our total and came to support the shows.

Kristina Cox

(Deputy Head Girl 2014-2015)