Fundraising for Greek orphanage tripPosted: 26th March 2019
A Greek orphanage will benefit from fundraising efforts being made in Stansted.
Forest Hall School has supported the Smile of the Child charity for several years, with students getting the opportunity to visit the orphanage in Corfu.
The school made the link to enable students to help those less fortunate than themselves, as well as giving Stansted youngsters the opportunity to go abroad and experience another culture.
The next trip will see 16 Year 10 and 11 students visit the orphanage in July, but they must first raise £600 each to fund their journey.
The school raised £95 from a bake sale organised by Year 7 Student Executive Team charity ambassadors, a yoga night helped one student to raise £40 towards their trip and on March 22 students will take part in the Forest Hall Has Talent contest to boost the coffers further. Auditions for the competition raised £70 with students paying 50p to be in the audience. Across they year, they have raised a total of £1,400 through non-uniform days.
Sarah Power, careers and enrichment lead, said: “The main aim is for our children to go to the orphanage and hang out with the children who live there. We go and do something sociable with them. When we last went, our children had a great time playing games with the orphans.
“Seeing friendships made even with the language barrier is really nice to see.”
The school has raised several thousand pounds for the orphanage and helped to refurbish the only toilet block and other areas.