Pupils at St Richard’s Catholic College have raised £1,000 for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
There was great excitement at the College, as year seven pupils welcomed Barbara Grice, Julia Delibero and training puppy Hudson.
Barbara and Julia represent the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association which is the long term benefitting charity of year seven’s fundraising efforts.
Throughout the year, Pastoral Leader Mr Bligh encourages pupils to fundraise with a variety of activities, including sponsored silences, bake sales and raffles.
The culmination of all these activities is always the famous ‘Year Seven Sponsored Stay Awake’ which sees the majority of the year group, along with their committed staff, attempting to stay awake for a full 12 hours in the school hall, from 7pm to 7am.
The previous year group had great success as well as a lot of fun, and were delighted to be able to hand over a cheque for £1,000 to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
The cheque was presented by Gregory Blake and Grace Buchanan on behalf of the current year eight pupils who raised the money for the charity in July.
The start of the academic year at St. Richard’s has seen the new Year 11 Senior Leadership team committing themselves enthusiastically to their important duties. Congratulations and best wishes were passed on to the team who were elected by staff and their peer group at the end of the summer term.
Charlotte Greenlees is Head Girl supported by Phoebe Driver and Ruby Edwards as Deputy Head Girls. George Handrihan is Head Boy supported by Alfie Differ and Andrew Phillips as Deputy Head Boys. The Senior Prefects are Joshua Barrett, Oliver Crabb, Louis Dargan, Yan Ernst, Ben Green, Matthew Nelson, Joseph Newing, Luigi Salas, Joyal Thomas, Ancy Augustine, Martha Derhun, Isobel Hamilton-Burns, Anna Lumb, Katie Lumb, Munashe, Makwiramiti, Chloe Seal, Chloe Thompson, Katherine Turner and Shona Waldron.
The new Senior team will be leading the pupils at St. Richard’s this year in all aspects of school life.
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