Student power helped raise money for charity last week at LVS Oxford, as learners worked up a lather on behalf of Cancer Research.
A charity day was raised as an idea by a learner at the school in a class meeting as something they really wanted to do. Cancer Research was subsequently chosen as the beneficiary as several of the class’ parents or grandparents have had cancer.
Many learners got behind the day, with car washing, bike washing and a cake sale contributing to a total fundraising effort of £156.
With learners baking and donating cakes for the sale and taking a soaking whilst cleaning cars until they were spotless, it was a real team effort from all involved.
Amy Willis who helped organise the event said: “I am really impressed by all the hard work our learners have put in. They instigated and created the day in the first place, then planned it, created things to sell on the day and worked hard all day to raise money. It is great that we have been able to raise money whilst giving the learners a project to focus on which gives them practice at event management and has left them rightly feeling very proud. It has also taught them a lot about teamwork too, which is very valuable”.
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