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We are putting our call to all the bakers out there…
On Friday 17 March, one of our School Charity Days, the Charity Committee have decided to support Koranrug Primer, a small ‘farm school’ near Darling in South Africa.
Are you able to support the enthusiastic and dedicated efforts of the student-led Charity Committee to produce enough cakes, muffins, biscuits etc. to feed the students who will wish to buy goodies in aid of this small school? The item will also be on Parentpay if anyone wishes to make a donation.
Koranrug Primer is responsible for the development and education of 100 students who live in the surrounding area. Many children walk up to 10km each way to attend the school, which finishes early to allow them to return home and work on the farm, supporting their families. The school receives minimal government funding and, even then, only up to 50 student places. The school staff and students rely heavily on charitable donations and the goodwill of the community, which is itself, also quite impoverished in parts.
During Easter 2018, teachers Miss Feldon and Mrs Burford visited the school, taking some sporting equipment and playing with the students during their lunch break for an hour. They said the children had incredible energy, huge smiles and inspiring zest for life. The school is completely lacking in appropriate sports facilities. The yard is sand and a rusty basketball hoop stands at one end. Our fundraising mission is to provide funds for a proper, multi-purpose sports pitch to be laid so that students can play tennis, volleyball, football, basketball etc (though we might not encourage the development of their next Springbok team!). The estimated cost of this is £1600, so we are hoping to help them as much as possible.
Our fundraising activities on Friday 17th include the bake sale and various games and competitions during break 1 and break 2. Be sure to bring in change if you want to take part in any of the activities and purchase goodies at the bake sale.
We would be delighted to receive any bake sale items (shop bought or homemade) at Reception by 9am on Friday 17th March. This will allow the Charity Committee the time to prepare the items for sale. Could we ask that you do not send in any items for the bake sale that include nuts, please. Any gluten-free, dairy free or vegan options would also be most welcome but could you please let us know if a product can be sold stating this.
Please note students will be in uniform on this charity day.
Thank you so much for your support - this fundraising will make a huge difference to these children.
MCS Charity Committee
Well done to James Townley (Year 11), who, together with team mate Joshua Davis, became Herefordshire Raceway's Adult Winter Endurance 2022/23 Novice Karting Champions!!
They have had excellent results this season, winning 5 out of the 6 races.
Another win for 13-year-old Max Swayne, with his partner Corin, in the Chipping Campden 16U Boys Grade 4 Doubles tournament last Saturday.
Max also came 3rd in the Bridgwater 18U Grade 5 singles event held on the Sunday, missing out on 2nd place on a match tie break.
Fingers crossed for getting to the final in his next competition!
Sixth Form Wellbeing Ambassadors
It's good to see everyone settling back in after half-term - we hope everyone enjoyed the break.
As Wellbeing Ambassadors, we have continued to serve as friendly faces in our school community and provide support to students who need it. Excitingly, we have started to work with younger Forms to encourage all pupils to consider their own wellbeing and positivity that strong mental health can provide to their lives.
Nelly Penny & the MCS Wellbeing Ambassadors
The Attik are running a sustainable crafts workshop for young people to make drag costumes next week on Friday 17th March 3:45-5:30pm.
It’s free to take part and open to all young people aged 11-18. There are two additional workshops on Friday 24th March and 4th April. Come along and check it out!”