On Monday, 10th July we held a cake sale in school to raise money for Mind. There was a great turn out- the sale was very popular and we managed to raise £75! Thank you to everyone who generously donated any cakes and came along to support the sale!
Hi from the new charity committee,
Our names are Zona, Asraa, Sophia, Mahjabin, Amelia, Bella, Laura, Olivia and Sadie and we will be your charity committee for the next year. We are all very passionate about helping others and are looking forward to organising key charity events at AGGS. So far this year, the school has raised an amazing £7000 and we hope that fundraising here will be just as successful in the future.
This term, the charity that we are supporting is MIND, a charity that aims to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We have chosen this charity because as a school, we wanted to eliminate all mental health stigmas so that people can feel more comfortable talking about it openly.
At the moment, the charity reps from each year are collecting money in buckets at the end of each assembly. If everyone in the school gave 10p at the end of one assembly a week, by the end of the year we would have collected £1404!
If you would like to find out more about MIND, follow this link to their website: www.mind.org.uk
We have some exciting events planned which include the Teachers vs Year 10 rounders match on the 12th July, where we will also be selling ice lollies to raise money for MIND.
Finally, we would like to encourage everyone at the school to donate to the charities that we support – even just a few pennies can make a big difference if enough people contribute. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!
The Charity Committee
Year 9 are exploring and considering reasons young people may self harm and considering some of the different coping mechanisms young people may use. Mind’s website has lots of info looking at coping strategies for stress and anxiety. See the PSHE & Citizenship room for leaflets and help with self harm.