Charity Update

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060106.jpgWallace High School pupils were busy in the run up to Christmas with various charitable activities to help those less fortunate than themselves.

The annual Carol Service held in Hillsborough Parish Church raised over £800 for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children whilst the audience of the Prep Nativity show kindly donated money to Muscular Dystrophy. Pupils in Prep 5 also held a fun day for Muscular Dystrophy, with a wonderful total of £1000 being raised for the charity.

One pupil explained, “We organised several activities for our Fun Day including a bun sale, skittles and a “pin the tail on the donkey” game . It was great fun and I’m really pleased that we were able to raise so much money.” Prep pupils also took part in their annual “Operation Christmas Child” shoebox appeal, filling 80 boxes for children in less privileged parts of the world.

Year 8 were also involved in charitable work, recently presenting several Christmas Hampers to Women’s Aid. Each of the six Year Eight class sets in the Clonevin Park School gathered items during November and December to be placed in gift wrapped hampers, with Year 12 pupils coordinating the appeal.

Emma from year 8 commented, “The hampers looked very festive and everyone in our class set contributed to the appeal.” Head of RE in Wallace, Jude McLaren added, “We have managed to complete seven wrapped boxes for Women’s Aid who are happy to distribute these in the local community. This pilot scheme has been a great success and we would hope to include other year groups in our appeal next year. Thanks must go to the pupils and their families for their generosity.”

The entire school community also thoroughly enjoyed the Upper Sixth charity show, “Christmas Pie” which raised over £1500 for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Last modified: October 16, 2007