St John’s Ambulance’s Cadet of the Year

St Johns AmbulanceWell done to Harrison Moors in Year 11 who has been named as St John Ambulance’s West Region Cadet of the Year for 2017.  Harrison triumphed in the two day contest, which saw the best of the first aid charity’s young volunteers take part in some tough tasks to win prestigious regional and national titles. Well done Harrison!

Curry Night

The Keralan Community teamed up with the School Association to create an amazing Indian themed evening.  Guests enjoyed eating authentic Indian cuisine and watching students entertain them with dancing and singing. Guests were even invited to take part in some dancing, with the help of instructors.  We would like to thank all of those who helped make this evening so wonderful.

Supporting the Local Community

Supporting Local CommunityLast year the Ethics Committee, which is a student led group who plan and co-ordinate charity and social justice events, reviewed how the money raised in school had been distributed. The key outcome of this review was that we found for the last three years the vast majority went to national and international charities. Therefore, last year a number of our key events sought to raise money for the groups working within the local community.

Following this, on Thursday 26th January, Sophie Lawson from Poole Hospital Charity visited St Edward’s in order to be presented with a cheque for £1,460 which was raised last year by students taking part in the charity mile. We also have cheques to be presented to the International Care Network, a Bournemouth based charity supporting the relocation of migrants and refugees into the local area and one for Routes to Roots, a charity working with homeless people in Poole.

Social Justice Update

Last term, students were involved in a number of different fundraising and social justice events. In November the sale of Poppies was organised by Mr Gurr and his tutor group through a link with the Poole Branch of the Royal British Legion and managed to raise £159.69 for their work.

In December the Ethics Committee co-ordinated a collection for Poole Food Bank. We were overwhelmed with donations and a groups of sixth form students helped to deliver more than 8 trolleys worth of food, which weighed in at 265 kilos.

On the last day of term we supported the Children’s Society annual Christmas Jumper Day appeal. A number of students from across all year groups got involved and we managed to raise £422.90 to support important work done by the Children’s Society.

Poole Junior Open

Many of our students produced drawings on the theme of Natural History which were entered in to the drawing competition entitled the Poole Junior Open. Imogen Barham in year 7 was selected as a prize winner in her age group and attended a presentation during half term at Poole Museum.

High Flyers

On Thursday 20th October we took 3 High Flyers teams to the County School’s Boccia Competition held at Queen Elizabeth School. The day consisted of lots of very close games, our teams displayed excellent tactics throughout the day, and the students that went should be very proud of their achievements. Unfortunately we got knocked out of the competition in the quarter finals to Allenborne Middle School.