Mend the Gap - Fundraising
Moroccan Evening, Friday, 27th April
In July, a group of Year 11 and Year 12 students will be embarking on a humanitarian trip to Kenya, where they will be working with charity Mend the Gap. Students have been tasked with fundraising their ticket cost. Our students, accompanied by Mrs Dawes, will be putting on a Moroccan Evening on Friday, 27th April (rescheduled from 23rd February) in the Sixth Form Centre. Students will be serving up a delicious three course meal, and there will be a raffle later in the evening. Arrival is recommended for 7pm, for an approximate serving time of 7.30pm. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Miss Bayford in Technology or one of our hosting students. Tickets cost £15 per person. Menu:
Sharing Platter - falafel, olives, roasted peppers, hummus served with bread flavoured with Moroccan spices
or Chicken tagine
Pomegranate cous cous
Key lime cheesecake
or Chocolate and raspberry brownie
Sweet mint tea
Silent Disco, 12th April
Keen knitters required!
This summer, a group of our students will be travelling to Kenya along with Clevedon, Gordano and Chew Valley schools, to do humanitarian work through locally based charity Mend the Gap. We have been asked by the charity to bring with us red, green or blue school jumpers for the students that we will be working with.
Not all children in the village can afford to go to school, so to wear a uniform is a visible sign of school membership. Hand knitted jumpers are preferable because they need to be particularly hard-wearing - they will be passed from family to family. In the windswept Kisii highlands where the school jumpers will be used, temperatures often plummet to below 4 degrees in the early mornings. The wind chill factor makes it feel even colder, especially for young children.
Without school uniforms, children are often sent home. Many such children drop out of education altogether and miss out on life's chances and a way out of the circle of poverty. If you are able to help, please click here for the knitting pattern required and more information. For further information, please contact Kate Bayford in Design and Technology. We will be hugely appreciative of any donations that you can make!