A Time for Giving

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291103.gifThe Wallace High School Sixth Form Charity Committee, under the guidance of Miss Grace Bill, has had a very busy term coordinating a series of fundraising events in many innovative ways. A daffodil “field of hope” raised over £1500 for Marie Curie Cancer Care, thanks to the hard work of pupils in Forms Two and Three who sold bulbs to friends and family.

Junior pupils also had the opportunity to take part in the school’s “Read-on”, a sponsored reading week organised by the English Department to coincide with National Children’s Book Week. An incredible £7000 has so far been raised for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.

Officers from the local Crime Prevention Unit visited Walalce last week to give advice on protecting belongings and to train the charity Committee in security marking mobile phones. Many pupils and staff paid to have their phones marked, raising £100 for Childline.

Children in Need Fever gripped the school last week with generous pupils sponsoring 15 teachers who had bravely volunteered to take part in space hopper races.

Following a series of hotly contested braktime heats, Friday 21 November saw the Grand Final take place on the school’s tennis courts, with Mrs Barbara Adair, Mr Martyn Agass, Mr Steven Yamin-Ali and Mrs Julia McIvor battling it out in front of hundreds of pupils. Mr Yamin-Ali emerged as the Champion Space Hopper of this funfilled event which raised an amazing £1111 for Children in Need.

Earlier this term, Lisburn residents gave generously during a door to door collection by Wallace Sixth Years, raising £741 for the Glencraig Community, whilst weekly classroom to classroom collections have raised money for Headway, Praxis, Action Cancer and Barnardos, bringing the total raised so far this term to a staggering £11500.

Lower Sixth pupil Sarah Hendron, a member of the Charity Committee, commented, “The entire school community has learnt a great deal about the work of our chosen charities this term and we’ve lots of exciting events planned for later in the academic year.”

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Last modified: February 24, 2016