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 student nominations which are then discussed and decided by representatives from the school council. 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.
Our biggest events are the annual Race for Life and Pink Day held each year in support of staff past and present and Children in Need week which 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, 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.
The running total for this year's charity donations currently stands at:£(counting event 1)
Our charities for 2019-20
In 2018-19 students and staff raised a fantastic £11 992
Students were involved through the school council in nominating and selecting a range of charities for the school to support. Through the charity representatives in each form and the school council, students chose 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 2019
Christmas charities 2019 and Non-Uniform Day 20th December.
We will be collecting food and personal hygiene items for local homeless people (please wait for information before sending in donations) as part of the Homeless Care Package appeal now in its 4th year, and holding a Christmas Jumper non-uniform day to raise funds to purchase additional items in 2020
MacMillan Coffee Morning. Pupils and staff bake cakes and sell them in aid of Macmillan nurses.
Dahliscious Day. Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
LEPRA. Year 7 fund raising fighting disease, poverty and prejudice.
Children in Need. A week of form organised sponsored events and money raising activities finishing with Miss KE and a non uniform day.
Poppy Appeal. Supporting the British Armed Forces past and present.
Sea Life Trust : the first of our student chosen charities this year. the Sea Life Trust works across the world to support practical local projects to protect marine wildlife and their habitats, alongside working on conservation campaigns to effect long-lasting change on a global scale.
Beat We will be holding a cake sale to support B-eat, a charity that supports people with or affected by eating disorders.
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.