Over the last twelve months, Ysgol Rhiwabon students have organised and participated in a series of fundraising activities in aid of Hope House Hospice as one of their chosen charities.
Using their creativity and entrepreneurial skills from the Skills Challenge Certificate, as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, Year 10 students ran the annual Christmas Fair, offering presents, decorations, and treats, to students, staff and visitors from the local community. Highlights included homemade cakes, original games and food, and drink stalls, all created by the students themselves.
Younger students also participated in fundraising efforts, using their musical talents to entertain local residents in a carol concert held at the local chapel.
Throughout the year, non uniform days, cake sales, and other events, were held to swell the charity fund.
On Wednesday, October 23rd, Cat Dowdeswell visited the school to introduce the challenge to the current Year 10 students, in preparation for their fair to be held during December.
The follow up visit took place on Wednesday March 4th, where Cat again visited the school to congratulate the students for their efforts in fundraising for Hope House
After highlighting the great work done for local families in the local community, Cat was presented with a cheque for £2000 by Deputy Head Girl, Alice Williams and Deputy Head Boy, Owen Crump.
Mrs Helen Sava, Assistant Headteacher, said,
‘I was delighted for our students to be able raise such a sum for Hope House. It is a tremendous effort and all credit should be given to the students for the dedication they have shown for this worthy cause’.