Non-uniform day 26th April
We will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 26th April in which we will be splitting the money raised between two good causes, both of which our students are actively involved in helping. The causes are as follows;
Reading Advocacy Programme
Community Defibrillator for Concord town centre
We ask that students who attend school in non-uniform contribute £1 for this privilege. There will also be cake bake sales on that day to add to the funds collected. Below is a letter from Rebecca Lloyd, one of our year 8 students which explains in further detail the Reading Advocacy Programme and the fund raising we will be doing.
As an academy, we want to be the best school that we can possibly be. We are delighted to inform you about the “Reading Advocacy Programme” – its aim is to promote a better reading environment and enjoyment of reading in school. I feel like there is not enough variety of books in the library. There is not a large range of genres and books that interest people within the school. I wish to raise money to fund our book supply. The programme will consist of a number of fundraisers, some of which will take place on Friday 26th April 2019. On the day, students will have the opportunity to come in non-uniform for a small fee of £1. There will also be a bake sale so if you wish to donate any sweet treats, feel free for you or your child to bring them to main reception on the morning of the event.
Commencing the first week back, we will be taking book donations of any kind which also can be left at reception. These donations will improve the volume and variety of books available to pupils in the library. Another fundraiser that we have organised is a daylong sponsored cycle. There will be buckets for donations and those students who wish to take part can see Mrs. Byrne for more information. Students taking part will have the opportunity to bring a sponsor form home to collect any donations from family/friends. Funds raised on the day will be used to purchase books and shelving for the school’s library and we hope to carry out more fundraising activities throughout the year.
We would like to thank you for your continued support of the academy and look forward to improving our library for the good of all students.
Washington Academy Year 8 pupil