Year 9 students at Kendrick School recently organised a charity week to fundraise for health-related causes.
Pupils were tasked with researching a variety of charities, coming up with reasons why they wanted to raise money, and presenting this in groups. Children then voted for their favourite charity and Clear Sky came out on top! Pupils agreed that early intervention was crucial to mental health and wellbeing and felt that play was an appropriate and important interaction to use. They were also keen to support a local charity who they felt could make a real difference in their own community.
Once Clear Sky had been selected the children worked hard to set up a real variety of fundraising initiatives including sponsored activities (5k run, walk, cycle or swim), a cake sale, a fayre, a non-uniform day, a trainer day, a message in a balloon service and a second hand sale.
This fantastic effort raised nearly £867.96 to subsidise Play & Creative Arts Therapy services in schools, providing 45 sessions of therapy to a vulnerable child or children.
Clear Sky would like to extend our sincere thanks to all the students and staff that made this happen, plus of course everybody who lent their support.