Schools across Shaw Education Trust joined the fight against cancer by raising hundreds of pounds for Macmillan’s ‘World’s biggest coffee morning’ on 28th September.
The Coppice Academy, Castlebrook High School, Walton Hall Academy, Wolstanton High School, Saxon Hill Academy, Seabridge Primary, Blackfriars Academy, The Westleigh School and Brookfields Special School hosted coffee mornings with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Our community events provided a fantastic opportunity to teach students the work of the organisation, as well as the importance of charity, volunteering and ‘giving back’. A Seabridge Primary School student commented: “Without fundraising events like our Macmillan Big Breakfast, so many people would suffer without the help from Macmillan nurses and volunteers. It’s our duty to help.”
In many cases the event was organised and hosted by students, and utilised to teach them skills in relation to hospitality, money and catering, as well as enable students to practice their communication skills.
Commenting on Walton Hall Academy’s participation, Principal Amanda Cameron said: “All our students know of someone who has been affected by cancer and are very eager to support the event.
“The coffee morning was hosted by our students and provided them with an opportunity to practice their hospitality and Jamie Oliver home-cooking skills.”
Pupil’s efforts appeared to pay off with hundreds of pounds being raised for the charity, as well as elevating cancer awareness amongst the students and wider community.
We couldn’t be prouder of our schools participation and we look forward to fundraising for Macmillan further in the future.