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Barrow Hill's raises over £2k for local charity Scope via lent appeal

Published Thursday 31st of March 2016 10:43:03 AM

Children at Barrow Hills School - from the age of 2 to 13 – are celebrating having raised over £2,000 for a local charity, following a series of fundraising activities as part of the School’s Lent appeal. This year the children were very much in charge of the fundraising initiative, having identified their charity of choice – Scope (Haslemere) - as well as a broad range of fundraising ideas designed to suit the different ages of children who attend the School. Children (and teachers!) in Nursery and Kindy took part in a sponsored trike ride; those in Reception undertook an Obstacle course challenge, Year 1 donned their trainers for a Pancake race; while Year 2 opted for running laps around the Pre-Prep garden. The Junior Prep department braved the elements to walk about two miles across public footpaths in fancy dress (with tutors and sports staff) to neighbouring partner School King Edwards’s Witley; while the Middle Prep children in years 5 and 6 flexed their creative muscles to develop a piece of work for inclusion in the Barrow Hills Lent booklet, which was sold in aid of Scope. Year 7 held a unique ‘Rounders in Onesies’ match where children paid £2 to participate and play in their onesie or PJs and the final fund raising activity took place on Friday 18th March, in the guise of Year 8’s Car Wash. The car cleaning campaign was held at the School and involved washing parents’ and staff cars at the bargain price of just £5 per vehicle! The children raised a total of £2,104 through these various activities, and the money donated to Scope will be put to good use, helping those with a learning disability enjoy the same opportunities as everyone else. Commenting on the Lent appeal, Acting Headmaster Paul Crisell said, “We are immensely proud of our children who have embraced the Lent Appeal with such determination and enthusiasm. The underlying ethos of the School is to teach children the importance of compassion and empathy for others and to encourage them to actively undertake charitable works. The fantastic sum of money raised for Scope via this appeal is clear evidence of how these values are being instilled in our children, from a very early age.”
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