Year 6 Charity Day is a unique and exciting opportunity for Year 6 students to create their own fund-raising activities. Year 6 divide themselves in to small groups and decide how best to raise money for our chosen charities (one International and one local charity). On the afternoon of Wednesday 10th July, Year 6 set out their stalls in the sun and eagerly awaited their customers. Students in Year 3, 4 and 5 joined us in the sun and made generous donations to the stands of their choice, playing games and taking on challenges.
There were some fantastic events this year ranging from the 'Cross Bar Challenge' to 'Sweet and Sour' in which students went bobbing for lemons! We also had:
Keepy Up Competition-Mini-Golf-'Shock Boxes'-Lucky Letters-Pin-point Island-Dribble It Like Messi-Beat the Goalie-Knock 'em All-Fab Cakes-Skittle Challenge-Hoop Round-off
Funny Face Teachers-Sponge Throwing-Bear Blast-Roll-a-Ball-Back Shoot-Hook a Bag
The independence that the Year 6 students develop through creating their own games and fund-raising activities, and the sense of pride and achievement that they get from the afternoon, is a fantastic way for them to round off their time at MGJS and prepare for their transition to Key Stage 3. The importance of charity is really well understood and it is yet another chance for them to build upon their understanding of empathy and their role as a pro-active Global Citizen.
They have 'set the bar' for future Year 6 students, who we're sure will rise to the challenge.
"We had a great time! It was fun attracting customers, too. There were lots of fun activities - a good variety." Year 6 Student.
"My favourite was the cross bar challenge!" Year 4 Student.
"I didn't know which thing to do first because they were all so good!" Year 4 Student.
"It was really cool becuase of the games and stuff and at the same time you knew you were helping other people..." Year 3 Student.
The day was a colossal success and the students and teachers raised a staggering £406!