The girls of St Margaret’s have been busying themselves since the Easter Break, when they were were presented with the “Fiver Challenge”. With a real entrepreneurial attitude the girls set about making their fivers work! They became supermarket bag packers, car and ambulance washers, bakers, sewing Bees, Buskers, marathon runners, readers, Pom-pom makers, card makers, gardeners and triathlon participaters. All in the name of raising money for our chosen charity, The Edward’s Trust, a local Charity set up 30 years ago by Peter and Hilary Dent, following the death of their 7 year old little boy, Edward. The charity aims to offers to support children and families facing loss and surviving bereavement across the West Midlands. We were delighted to welcome Grace from Edward’s Trust to speak at our Assembly on Friday morning. She told the school how through money raised, the charity is able to offer holistic sessions to clients and group activities for bereaved families. All the girls sang along side a montage of their fundraising efforts, to Heather Smalls song; “What have you done today to make you feel proud”. They certainly had much to feel proud about, raising over £4000 just from their Fiver Challenge. The whole of Prep then supported St Margaret’s throughout Friday at break and lunch engaging in a variety of fundraising events.
After school, St Margaret’s were delighted to host one of the 30 Tea at 4 0’ clock Tea Parties, as a way of celebrating 30 years of Edward’s Trust. St Margaret’s parents provided a fabulous array of homemade cakes and treats and the chance to enjoy a cuppa and natter at 4 0’ Clock Tea proved very popular.
Thank you to everyone; children, parents and staff for making it a very special day.
What a privilege it is to be House Head of such a super group of girls! You have made me really proud today! Well Done!