Highfield and Brookham Children Raise over £1,100 for Children in Need
Children at Highfield and Brookham Schools in Liphook participated in a range of fundraising activities last Friday, raising over £1,100 for Children in Need.
The younger years kicked off their day of fun-filled fundraising by participating in ‘The Big Morning Move’ – a workout by Joe Wicks streamed live into schools across the UK. Every child bought in £1 to take part in this event meaning they were keeping fit and healthy while fundraising!
Reception children enjoyed a morning of Pudsey related craft activities, including finger painting, colour by numbers and Pudsey collages, while children in Year 7 used their entrepreneurial skills and organised a jam-packed programme of fundraising events: sweet sale, hair dying, hair braiding, face painting, a penalty shootout, and ‘Guess the Name of the Bear’ competition. And the most popular event of them all – the stocks! Nine brave teachers took turns in the stocks as the eager children paid to throw sponges of freezing cold water at them!
Friday was also Mufti Day where, in exchange for a donation, the children and staff could come to school dressed in any clothes they wanted to, and many chose something spotty and colourful in keeping with the Children in Need theme.
Phillip Evitt, Headmaster at Highfield School, said,
“I am extremely proud of all of the children and staff who enthusiastically embraced the challenge of raising money for this very worthy charity to help children who are less fortunate than themselves. At Highfield and Brookham, we place great importance on children understanding their place in the wider community. Children are encouraged to fully engage with the wider world and to find the part they they will play in society and as global citizens.
Come along to our next open morning to find out more about Highfield and Brookham Schools and the fantastic co-curricular opportunities available, including the community outreach element of the ‘Keys’ programme which opens pupils’ eyes and minds to those less fortunate than themselves, and develops the skills of empathy and selfless consideration.