Mr T. Braybrook, Deputy Headteacher, writes:
Thursday 14th December saw Christmas come to Stanborough with a vengeance! Not only was it our non -uniform/Christmas jumper day (which raised just under £800), but also it saw the inaugural ‘Stanborough Christmas Market’ in the hall for staff and students to enjoy after their Christmas Dinner. Stalls included candy cane delivery for those lucky recipients on the last day of term, hot chocolate, seasonal tattoos (temporary I think), cakes galore and seasonal fancy dress items from the very popular Nest stall and also the ever popular chocolate tombola. All great fun and expertly organised by Macy and her festive helpers in Year 13 and Mrs Venneear and her band of merry Nest elves. The total raised from the event was just under £200.
The festive merriment didn’t end there however, and on Friday 15th we were invited to the premiere of the annual Staff Christmas Video directed by James Atkins and Lily O’Keeffe. You may have seen the new Star Wars film premier earlier in the week causing a bit of a stir, but those film bugs amongst you will know where the true creative genius lies, right here at Stanborough! A select crowd of staff and students, each paying 50p for the privilege, witnessed a cinematic masterpiece with the beautifully shot romantic tale based at Stanborough. For those interested, you can see this at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGo3XILLQKQ. The event raised just over £100 for our charity of the year, Young Minds.
To donate to Young Minds, head to this link: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stanchristmasvid. Any donation is greatly appreciated!
On Monday 18th we also had the superb annual Stanborough Carol Concert which also raised £200.46.
So, as we end the year, our grand total currently stands at £5279.58, a magnificent effort and it means we are well on target of reaching our £10,000 grand total for the year. Well done to all those involved in any way this year with the fundraising effort.