Charity of the Year – Guide Dogs for the Blind 2016/17
One of the many roles of our school council is to organise our ‘Charity of the Year’. This is a year long focus to find out about the chosen charity and do all that we can to help. In 2016/17, after a whole school vote, UK Guide Dogs for the Blind was chosen. Many activities over the year riased awareness for the cause and visitors from UK Guide Dogs for the Blind came to explain more about what they do and how the money would be used.
The total raised for the year was approximately £1500 which we hope goes to help many people locally and across the country. Well done everyone, a superb effort.
Three Peaks Challenge
As a staff, we enjoy a challenge and keeping fit and healthy together, so in the Summer Holidays 2016, we decided to attempt to walk the ‘Yorkshire 3 peaks’. This is a 25 mile circuit, taking in 3 peaks, climbing a total of over 5000 metres – it was certainly a challenge.
Due to a number of staff having experienced the effects of Alzheimer’s upon family members, we chose this as a charity which we would like to benefit from our efforts and were delighted to raise well over £600 thanks to the generosity of so many friends and supporters.
Staff who took part were Mrs. Tait, Mr. Baker, Mr. Rainford, Mr. Barella, Mrs. Black, Mr. Rose, Miss. Smith, Mr. Ellwood, Mr. Stoker and Mr. Brown.