Mr T. Braybrook, Deputy Headteacher, writes:
Another busy year raising money and another great fundraising effort from all the students involved. This year we were raising money for Young Minds, a charity who run a variety of programmes and schemes to support a number of mental health issues in young people.
We started the year with a Smoothies Stall that raised £94. This was soon followed by our annual ‘Run for Stanborough’ event. Unfortunately, this year the weather got the better of us and we were unable to do the sponsored walk. However, in true Stanborough Spirit, the show continued on in the hall and the stalls raised over £500. With kind donations (even without the walk taking place!) we still raised just under £4000 in total.
Christmas brought the delights of our annual ‘Christmas jumper day’ and we also had a Christmas fair which was very well received and raised together just under £1000. The premiere of the staff Christmas video raised just over £100 and the fantastic Carol Concert organised by the Music department added another £200.
After the Easter non-uniform day, we have had a number of smaller events such as the Year 9 ‘Mad Head’ day and the Year 7 school disco.
I haven’t even mentioned the odd sock day, Funky ties day and the Year 11 cake sale! The list goes on and on.
So, along with the money raised from the recent Festival on the Field, we have raised £7263.35 a fantastic amount. Well done to all those concerned. Julia Garden from Young Minds came to collect the cheque on behalf of the charity on Friday 20th July.
Next year, we are going more local again and we are going to support two local charities – the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation and the OLLIE Foundation. I will write to you in September with more details.
Finally, a big thanks not only to the students for all their hard work, but also to parents for their support in terms of cash, baking cakes and any other help you have provided to help us raise so much money.