The Blue Coat School are delighted to report that this year our students and staff have raised a fantastic £11,233.13 for local, national and international charities.
House and Form charities are a staple feature of Blue Coat School life. Throughout the year our students make informed, considered and often difficult decisions about which charities to support. Once a decision has been taken our students have the opportunity to promote and share more information about their chosen charity to their peers during charity assemblies. This year our students have raised money for MIND, Family Refugee Support and the Alzheimer’s Association and many more worthwhile causes.
A number of fundraising events are also included in the School calendar. This year saw the return of the Xmas Factor, Christmas Jumper Day and Red Nose Day, events which collectively raised over £3000 for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide, Save The Children and Comic Relief.
For the first time this year students also raised over £400 for The Blue Coat School Development Fund, established to fund the ‘extras’ that go into making a Blue Coat education so transformational. This year thanks to the generosity of our students, parents, staff, Old Blues and friends of the School, we have been able to expand our Year 7 music beginners programme, refurbish the fitness room and provide our students with kit and equipment for the Duke of Edinburgh programme.
If you would like to find out more about The Blue Coat School Development Fund and what our priorities are for 2015/16 please click here.