Last Friday, we hosted our annual Macmillan coffee morning.

This event is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event – people all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan.

In recent years this has become one of the biggest fundraising events on the school calendar and 2019 was no exception.

Tutor time was collapsed and break time extended, to allow the school community to spend time together and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The charity provides physical, financial and emotional support for those affected by cancer, as well as undertaking research projects to develop care and services.

This year, we received the largest number of donated cakes and the school hall was packed as slices of cake and cups of juice ‘flew off the shelves’, supported by staff and an amazing team of prefects. Any cakes left were donated to a local residential care home for the residents to enjoy.

We are incredibly proud of raising £532.70, beating last year’s total. We would like to thank every pupil, parent and member of staff who contributed to this achievement, and all those pupils who donated a cake will receive a ‘charitable’ postcard and 10 house points.

The Macmillan Coffee Morning tied in perfectly with the Modern Foreign Languages House Competition, “Bake Time for Others”. This competition supports European Day of Languages which is celebrated on 26th September each year, and is coordinated by the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe.

European Day of Languages aims to raise awareness of the importance of learning another language in order to improve intercultural understanding and preserve the rich linguistic diversity of Europe.

To enter the competition, students needed to bake for the Macmillan coffee morning with a European theme. Some students baked a traditional European recipe, and others made a statement with the decoration. Mr Prince and Mr Eost judged all the delicious entries (based on taste, appearance, effort and originality) with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each category. Winners received points for their house. All pupils who entered the competition generously allowed their cakes to be sold, also received a ‘Charitable’ postcard and 10 house points.

Congratulations everyone for supporting such a worthy cause!

We are also delighted to announce that Mrs Sanders in Finance, was the winner of the ‘guess the weight of the fruit cake’ competition! She guessed 1.372 kg (it was actually a whopping 1.4kg!)

For the full ‘cake breakdown’ see our Tweet!