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First Give Charity Event

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Year 9 Charity Event 25.03.22

Year 9 pupils at Hylands have been taking part in a ‘First Give’ (www.Firstgive.co.uk) programme since October. During Tutor time, students researched local charities, presented their choices within their tutor group, and voted on which charity their Tutor should represent.

The charities chosen were Kids Inspire, CARA, Change project, and Sanctus; all excellent local charities.

Once they had met their Charities the students were tasked with planning, implementing, and reflecting on social action. Many fun activities were planned such as cake stalls, penalty shootouts, football matches, comfy shoe day, guess how many sweets are in the jar and a treats sale.

To complete the programme, members of the class presented on stage to a panel of judges, representatives from the charities, and the rest of the year group.

After much deliberation from the judges the group representing CARA, an organisation that helps with rape and abuse in Essex, was judged to be the winners and received the cheque for £1,000 for the charity.

It was very close and there was a special shout-out for Ryan Touhey who the Judges felt presented his charities case very well.

Personally, I am extremely proud of them all as this takes much time, effort, dedication, and teamwork.

Mrs Field

A message from Cara…

What a lovely event the FirstGive presentation was last Friday – there are certainly some very talented public speakers and charity fundraisers at Hyland’s School!
Staff at CARA were naturally thrilled with the result and would like to say a huge well done to the whole of year 9 and, of course, a special thank you to 9A for working so hard to raise funds and awareness for our charity, the support means a great deal to us. The money raised will go towards helping CARA to support more victims of sexual violence and child sexual abuse. From the very first conversation we had with 9A all those weeks ago, through to the development and delivery of exciting fundraising plans, to the final presentation where the group engaged with the audience so professionally, the students have been thoughtful, creative, and proactive in their approach. The Penalty shoot-out was a great idea and the ‘Comfy shoes for uncomfortable subjects’
was inspired – well done all!
Kirsten – CARA

We also received a certificate from Kids Inspire…

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