Representatives from Manx Children’s Art Therapy visited QEII High School last week to receive a cheque for £450.00 from Key Stage 3 students. The students had raised the money on our whole school Charity Day on 17th March. Year 7 students held a competition to decide which charity should be supported and the team representing Manx Children’s Art Therapy gave the winning presentation. We are very pleased to be able to support such a worthwhile charity.
Lynsey Smith from the charity commented “It is so valuable for small charities like ourselves to have the support of schools. The Charity Day was a superb idea and it sounds like it was a real success. We really enjoyed the assembly on Friday”.
For the Charity Day, Key Stage 4 students were tasked with organising a range of stalls in the form of a School Fayre in order to raise money. With many activities to choose from including - soak a teacher, steady hand game, wheel of fortune, coin roll, Nerf can shooting, a plank challenge and a FIFA 22 Tournament, the students all really enjoyed the day with comments such as “awesome fun”, “thoroughly enjoyed all the brilliant activities” and “it was a brilliant way to raise money for such worthwhile causes”.
The Charity Day raised a fabulous total of £1350 which has been split between three charities - Manx Children’s Art Therapy, the British Red Cross and Ukraine Aid.