Year 7 raises £568 for Comic Relief!
Heworth Grange Year 7 cleaned up on Red Nose Day this year with, among other things, a sponsored car wash. Over 20 brave members of staff (including our Head Teacher Mr Richardson) paid to have their cars washed by students, ably assisted by 6th form vice-president Mark Cranston and our Head of Year 7, Mr Hope.
[blockquote align=”right” cite=”Mr Hope, HOY 7″]The whole morning was organised by the students, who all had a fantastic time. Their behaviour and efforts throughout the morning made me proud to be their Head of Year. [/blockquote]Other sponsored events involved guessing the weight of a cake, cake sale and a raffle for a “pamperhamper”.
The students involved were: Ami Lowery, Lauren Carter, Abbie Little, Megan Anderson, Megan Williams, Sarah Lynn, Kate Strange, Lucy Fearon, Megan Burnett, Megan Postgate, Nathalie MacDonald, Matthew Blair, Ross Burns, Antonia Bain, Kelsey R, Lauren Richardson, Megan Murray, Kate M, Eleanor H, Courtney Cairns, Alice Clark, Ellenor Handy, Jessica Hudson, Ross Burns, Abbie Thompson, Nicole Waggitt, Jade Knaggs, Beth Tserkezie, Megan Burnett, Cydney Sloan, Megan Murray and Amy Chapman.
Extra congratulations go to five of the girls (Cydney Sloan, Megan Murray, Megan Burnett, Natalie McDonald and Lauren Richardson) who added to the total by organising and participating in a sponsored walk from Gateshead Stadium to Leam Lane.
[blockquote align=”center” cite=”Mr Richardson, Head Teacher”]The fund-raising activities of these young people demonstrated for me the very best qualities of our school and its community. Here was a group of young people, a demographic often maligned by the media of this country, highly motivated to do something positive to help children less fortunate than themselves. Their selflessness was matched only by their ingenuity and commitment and they can be justifiably proud of themselves.[/blockquote]
Year 7 would also like to give a big thankyou to the staff who participated and allowed their cars to be lovingly washed, and members of the sixth form who assisted on the day.