Cavendish House raises more than £1,000 for charity.
Following a highly successful dress-down day, Cavendish House has added no less than £1,100 to Thornton College’s chosen charities this year – the local branch of Brain Tumour Research and Jesus and Mary convents in Lebanon and Pakistan.
Inspired by both the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations and Wear a Hat Day, Cavendish representatives invited staff and students to come to school wearing a hat, preferably one with a royal slant such as a tiara or crown.
They put on their best thinking caps to cleverly continue the royal theme through all the money-raising activities on the day. Pupils could buy royal-themed cakes and ‘Put a Pound in the Crown’ to win a prize. They also had the opportunity to design a pair of knickers for Queen Elizabeth II with the entries displayed and prizes awarded for the most imaginative design.
At lunchtime, staff and students had the opportunity to invite a friend or colleague to a delicious cream tea served by Cavendish girls. The girls in Year 7JN proved particularly thoughtful, with Abbie-Mae, Sadie, Celina and Sophie inviting the maintenance team to join them for scones and clotted cream, and Catherine, Rachel and Kym taking time out with housekeeper, Mrs Farey.
Pre-Prep and Prep children particularly enjoyed the fun and games in the Sports Hall and out on the field, among them necklace-making, nail painting, dancing, and three-legged races. Older students got to grips with games of tug of war and welly wanging during their lunchtime break.
To date, the three school Houses have, between them, raised around £4,000 for their two chosen charities this year.