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Pupils organise fabulous fundraising weekend

The Heads of School and prefects organised a tremendous Charities Weekend this year in aid of the David Nott Foundation.

The Heads of School with Hamish de Bretton-Gordon and David Nott from the David Nott Foundation

On Friday morning the Heads of School, Oliver T and Emma B, gave a whole school assembly explaining why they had chosen to support the David Nott Foundation, setting the positive tone that was present throughout the weekend from all involved.

The weekend’s activities included the usual silent and promises auctions, fantastic acoustic concert, cream teas, staff v pupil sport matches and art exhibition. This year’s A2 parents’ lunch was attended by David Nott himself, who spoke to parents about the valuable work his foundation carries out to provide medical aid and training in war-torn areas of the world.

Oliver and Emma also introduced a number of new activities and initiatives this year, including lighting and sound effects in the basement corridor and a cross-school game of Assassins, in which pupils were given the name of a target to ‘kill’ (i.e. tap them on the shoulder). Once they ‘tapped’ their target, the pupil then took on their victim’s target with the winner being the last man (or woman) standing. The game proved to be very popular and started the weekend’s activities with a buzz. As an added fundraising activity this year, two A2 pupils also ran the equivalent of a marathon around Bryanston on the Tuesday following the event.

Initial calculations suggest that the pupils will exceed their fundraising target of £12,000 with the promises and silent auctions alone raising over £9,000.

Our heartfelt gratitude goes to all who supported the weekend, especially those who so generously donated lots for the auction and attended the various events on Sunday. Without their kind support the pupils would not have been able to achieve their target. Thank you!

Congratulations to all the A2 pupils involved in organising the weekend’s activities, particularly Oliver and Emma for their overall stewardship of the event and their energy and drive in delivering such a fantastic weekend. While it is difficult to single out individuals in what is such a wonderful group effort, special mention must go to the following for their help: Max D (promises auction), George O (Assassins game), Will W (programmes), Caz B (acoustic concert), Matilda C (Easer egg hunt), Ruth P and Bella C (art exhibition), Thore G (technical organisation), Poppy H (silent auction) and Agnes F (general organisation).

There is still the opportunity to support the A2 Charities Weekend by donating via one of the links below: