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Castle View Academy takes action in 'Charity Week'

Castle View Academy takes action in 'Charity Week'

Students and staff take part in week of fundraising events to raise money for local and national causes

Last week, students and staff at Castle View Academy took part in a special ‘Charity Week’ in support of a range of local charities, as well as Comic Relief. 

 

To kickstart the week, each year group got the opportunity to hear from a volunteer at one of the academy’s chosen local charities, which included Enable Ability, Rowans Hospice, Forgotten Veterans UK, Tall Ships Youth Trust and a local Ukraine appeal. The representatives spoke to students about the importance of their work and how the academy’s fundraising efforts would be supporting the people they serve in the community.

 

The highlight of the Charity Week was music teacher Daniel Waldren completing a ‘Roll Call to Roll Call Run’ around the school fields to raise money for Comic Relief. Beginning at 8:30am and ending at 3pm, Daniel covered a total distance of 34.5 miles, with students in Years 7 to 10 joining him at various stages of the run. Together, Daniel and the students raised over £1,200 through generous donations from the school and local community.

 

In support of the local Ukraine appeal, students, staff and families were also encouraged to donate foods and basic necessities which are set to be delivered to Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Showcasing their kindness, the school community donated a wide variety of essentials, from pasta and tinned cans to shower gel and toothpaste. Students also held two bake sales, raising over £100.

 

Also in the week, the school’s Table Tennis coach, operating as part of the academy’s ongoing partnership with Greenhouse Sports, went head-to-head with students in a number of exciting charity matches. Building on this positive momentum, this Friday students and staff are set to compete in a netball match to raise further funds.

 

Rosie, a student in Year 8 at the academy said:

 

“Helping Mr Waldren run for charity was so much fun and we enjoyed raising funds for Comic Relief. It was great to be able to take part in something new and different like this and support those who are in need.”

 

Christian Down, Principal at Castle View Academy, said:

 

“Thank you to students, staff and parents across our school community for the generosity and support they showed to last week’s Charity Week. It was fantastic to see everyone across the academy join together and fundraise for such important causes. As a school, it is important to us that we are developing our students into kind, respectful and socially responsible young people, which means giving them opportunities like this where they can make a positive difference and see the impact of their efforts. Beyond Charity Week, we will continue to give back to our local and global communities as best we can moving forward.”

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Posted: Mar 25, 2022,
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