Sixth Form raises money for charity
Shapwick Sixth Form raise £827.56 for Australian bushfire relief charities
Last Saturday the Sixth Form Team held a coffee morning; opening up the Sixth Form Centre to students, parents and the local community. During the previous week’s Student Council meeting, students had discussed the Australian bushfires and the impact that they were having on local communities and wildlife, and decided to contribute to the rescue efforts.
Students baked a range of delicious cakes, which they served with tea, coffee and cold drinks. Students also held a raffle, with generous donations from local businesses such as Wadys Cider, Strode Theatre and The Albion Inn. Overall the event raised £827.56, which will be split between the Australian Red Cross and the WWF.
Shapwick School specialises in supporting students whose education has been adversely affected by dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia, with a key aim of the Sixth Form being to enable students to manage their learning differences in the adult world.
It was noted that the event offered ample opportunity for students to develop key skills such as food preparation, teamwork and communication. As the Sixth Form Centre is in the heart of the village, this was also an excellent opportunity to make links with the local community; many of whom had studied in the building when it belonged to Shapwick Primary School.
Overall, the event was deemed a great success, and students and staff are looking forward to organising further events involving the local community over the coming terms.