Above: 90 Christmas bags for The Snowdrop Project
This term we’ve staged various fundraising activities for our chosen charity. This year this is The Snowdrop Project, a Sheffield-based charity that provides long-term support to survivors of human trafficking. Here’s what our pupils, teachers and parent supporters have been up to.
- At Christmas, the Snowdrop Project gives all their clients a lovely gift bag full of treats and they asked if Westbourne would like to help with this. This for some of the clients will be the only present they receive. Children and staff donated over 90 bulging gift bags for men and women. This is a fantastic achievement.
- In November, our Westbourne community ran the Endcliffe Park Run. A huge thank you to everyone for coming and donating, it was a brilliant morning. A special mention goes to our Westbourne families who came out to support and run. Three students ran, Alex Hussey, Year 9, Sharif Khan, Year 9 and Heidi Shackleton, Year 10, along with Alex’s parents and Sharif’s mum. A total of £260 was raised.
- Cake sales have been taking place on the first Friday of every month. Year groups take it in turns to bring in cakes and the children buy them for 50p. All money raised goes to The Snowdrop Project.
- For Anti-Bullying Week, we celebrated Odd Socks Day where we asked that staff and pupils bring a £1 donation into school for wearing odd socks for the day. Odd Socks Day was an opportunity to encourage pupils to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes them all unique! All proceeds went towards the project.
- We supported Children in Need day by coming in non-uniform, children were invited to bring in £2 and every child received a wristband. The wristbands were 100% sustainable and all donations went to Children in Need.