Charity at King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls
Fund raising for charities is an integral part of the school year. We support a range of good causes, some year on year, others as a result of form nominations which are then voted on by the student body. While many of the fund-raising events follow the traditional non-uniform route, we also have themed dress up days, Christmas jumper days and school wide cake sales – often with contributions for vegan and gluten free diets.
In a normal year our biggest event revolves around the BBC Children in Need campaign. The week comprises of a series of form organised fund raising activities, from male teacher leg waxing, to photobooths, cake sales and raffles. The week culminates in the Miss King Edward VI Handsworth (Miss KE) competition where one pupil from each form creates a themed outfit and performs a talent ranging from singing to dance to hula-hooping and is judged by a panel of teachers. All this is mixed in with loud music and lots of cheering your own form. The event is entirely organised by a group of year 11 pupils.
We also have our own Race for Life in the summer to support Cancer Research UK and specifically breast cancer. With a mile long route marked on the field the emphasis is on having fun, enjoying the music and hopefully the warm weather.
Last year we raised:£5 927
Our charities for 2021-22
In 2020-21 students and staff raised £5 927
Students were involved through their form charity representatives in nomination Student choice charities for us to support. the most popular nominations were then put to the student body to vote. The student choice charites were Ummah Welfare Trust for thier wok with Ughur refugess and Save the Children, specifically for their Yemen appeal. The school also supported a range of local and international causes aimed at children and adults. Some events are special to us, others would be impossible to not be involved with.
Christmas Charities 2021
Christmas charities 2021 and Non-Uniform Day .
We will be collecting food for the Handsworth Food bank on Holyhead Road and holding a Christmas Jumper non-uniform day to raise funds to purchase items to supoport recently homeless people via Spring Housing in 2022
MacMillan Coffee Morning. Pupils and staff bake cakes and sell them in aid of Macmillan nurses.
Dahlicious Day. Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
We are unbale to sell ckaes this year, students will beinvited to bring in a thier own cake to eat with friends while drerssed in Road Dahl characters. Proceeds will be split between the 2 charities.
Children in Need. A week of form organised sponsored events and money raising activities finishing with Miss KE and a non uniform day.
This year we will have a non uniform day to raise money for CiN
Comic relief: March 18th A non uniform day themed “Wear Red” with red noses!
Student choice charities: In addition, students are involved in deciding 2 “pupil choice” charities, these often have close links to the students involved in promoting them. These charities are usually supported in the Spring term.
For 2021-22 the two student choice charities are UNICEF Afghanistan appeal and the UNICEF Ukraine appeal.
A single non uniform day will be held at the end of the Spring term for these with the proceeds split.
Race for life: the new senior prefect team organise a Pink themed day with cake sales and our own “Race for life” event around the school grounds. This raises funds for Cancer Research UK.