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Charity Events

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Cake Sale


On 25th February the girls of Senior 3X organised a cake sale to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. They had a selection of cakes and sweets ranging from cookies and cupcakes to lollies and cables! By 4 o’clock everything had gone and they raised approximately £100. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience and… Continue reading Cake Sale.


The Easter Raffle


Form 4X were asked to be in charge of an Easter raffle in aid of cardiomyopathy.  We coloured in posters of Easter eggs that promoted the raffle and put them up at main school and Swallows Hill. 4X took turns to sell the tickets and we managed to sell two whole books! When the day… Continue reading The Easter Raffle.


Comic Relief Raffle


Members of Senior 3X got together to create a raffle for Comic Relief. The members of the group were Tariq Pathan, Will King, Simon Wright, Chris Vero, Will Thirlby and Cameron Swan – with some extra help from Sam Everson-Crane. Raffle tickets were supplied by Simon and each member of the group paid for, brought… Continue reading Comic Relief Raffle.


Guinness World Record Attempt


Thousands of students in over 150 schools united on 6th February to celebrate National Libraries Day and set a new Guinness World Record! On the day, students across the UK took part in  “Parallel Universes”, a story-writing workshop that attempted to break the world record for the most people simultaneously writing a story.  Author Matt Haig wrote the start… Continue reading Guinness World Record Attempt.


Raising Money with Water?


On the 28th February five boys from Senior 3X (Amman, Euan, Oliver, George and Jamie), with additional help from other members of the school, washed 20 cars in the school car park and raised £142.24. We also did sponge throwing.  The money went to the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). We chose this charity because… Continue reading Raising Money with Water?.


Moustache Day


On Friday 16 November I decided to wear a moustache all day to raise money for and awareness of testicular cancer and Children in Need.  I must say I got a lot of crazy looks from teachers, pupils and lunchtime staff!  So there I was walking around school with my jar of money and a moustache… Continue reading Moustache Day.


Rainbows Presentation


Last term Rebecca Chastney and Abbie Lynch organised a money tree and raffle and raised £600 for the Rainbows Hospice. They are pictured here receiving their certificates from the charity. Many congratulations!


Guess for Charity


The S3X girls held a charity event week and raised £140 for Cancer Research. We held a ‘Guess the name of the teddy bear’ competition, which was won by Heather Gibson; a ‘Guess the number of sweets in a jar’ game, won by Oliver Garland; and a ‘Guess the name of the teacher baby photo’… Continue reading Guess for Charity.


Comic Relief Cake Sale


Swallows Hill pupils entered enthusiastically into fundraising for Comic Relief with a cake sale and raffle. On the morning of the sale the generosity of the parents was overwhelming as Swallows Hill kitchen groaned under the weight of all the fantastic cakes. ‘Red accessories’ were worn for an additional donation to the cause. Pupils supported… Continue reading Comic Relief Cake Sale.


Hair Today – Gone to Charity!


(Readers of a nervous disposition and those with a pun allergy should look away NOW!) It had been combing for weeks. The lovely, long locks of eight boys in the sixth form were to be cut for charity and, because they all wanted to look more debonhair, this would prove to be the most hair-raising… Continue reading Hair Today – Gone to Charity!.