Uniting as one to support the Philippines

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in News | No Comments

saltash.net’s reputation as a ‘compassionate school’ was strengthened last week when the whole school community came together to raise as much money as possible in a short space of time to help the people of the Philippines.  ‘Everyone was affected by the upsetting images being shown on national media over the weekend of November 9th and 10th,” explained headteacher, Isobel Bryce.  ‘We just felt we had to do something as quickly as possible to help provide support for this humanitarian crisis’.

A ‘SOS’ email to staff resulted in three key ideas being chosen as fundraisers on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th November.  On the Thursday, staff and students dressed up in their ‘Onesies’ for a ‘one off’ non uniform day.  There was also a cake sale extravaganza at morning break which raised a staggering £230 in 20 minutes!

On the Friday, Year 9 students helped to organise a Penalty Shoot Out in the Sports Hall with a ‘Beat the Teacher’ competition and lots of fundraising ‘lunchtime fayre’ stalls.

Donations also came in from parents and other community members and at the end of the two days a massive £1675.64 had been raised.

Speaking at the end of the two days, International Coordinator at saltash.net, Vicky Higgs, said, “I am extremely proud of the way in which staff and students have pulled together to support this worthwhile cause. The students have shown great compassion to the people of the Philippines and they should be very proud of the large amounts of money that they have managed to raise in such a short period of time.”