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Party for the Planet at ACS Cobham

Published Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 02:09:43 PM

Parents, staff and students at ACS Cobham International School were out in force recently to celebrate the whole school annual event, ‘Party for the Planet’. Now in its eleventh year, this year’s party took the theme ‘Reduce your carbon footprint’ and raised over £10,000 for ACS Cobham charities, providing volunteers or charity stalls at the event, and an additional £6,000 for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. Throughout the day, guests had the opportunity to enjoy bouncy castles, a photo booth, games and an international food court serving traditional food and drinks from over 20 different countries. Always a popular part of the event, most of the food court stalls sold out of their local delicacies before the end of the afternoon. The ACS Cobham outdoor stage was also alive with performances from students from Early Childhood to High School, including dancing acts, singers and musicians. Whilst the sun shone throughout the afternoon, crowds also enjoyed a full marimba band. Another highly anticipated event on the day was the auction, which raised over £4,000 to help victims of the Nepal earthquakes. The auction saw lucky guests win ‘priceless prizes’ from a signed Chelsea football to Lower School environment-inspired art. These funds will be combined with an additional £2,000 raised by the ACS Cobham Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) during the event to support 2 local causes. DRF will support the British School of Kathmandu in its efforts to fully rebuild 3 local schools devastated in Dhading. They will also support the Nepal Youth Foundation, who seek to provide emergency supplies to hospitals and temporary shelter in their immediate relief effort. According to the 2015 Event Organisers, “Party for the Planet is a unique event in that it pulls the entire school together – staff, parents and students from Early Childhood to High School. The students work as hard as they play at the event, raising awareness and funds for charities they sponsor in the process. The stage and international food court were a true celebration of our unique and diverse cultural backgrounds and we were thrilled with the generosity of our community to raise such a fantastic amount this year.”
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