Junior School raises over £10,500 for charity
Solihull Junior School pupils have raised over £8,500 for Assist Resettlement & Renaissance (Assist RR) to help rebuild classrooms destroyed in the Civil War in Northern Sri Lanka.
A further £1,000 was also donated anonymously by one current and one former Junior School family to bring the total over £10,500. On top of this, 167 pairs of football boots were donated by pupils, 60 new pairs of shorts and socks were donated by our uniform stockists Early Years and a Junior School family also donated boxes of frames and optical equipment. All of these will go to children currently studying at the Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed School, in Puthukkudiyiruppu (PTK).
Junior School pupils participated in a number of fundraising activities, including a book sale, an accessories sale, a school-wide non-uniform day, a movie afternoon, a copper haul, a staff vs prefects football match and a ‘tuck shop takeover’, where pupils sold a variety of treats to their fellow students from cheese toasties to cans of fizzy drinks.
These events, which happen as part of an annual Charity Week, are the latest in a succession of fundraising events at Solihull to assist charity work in Sri Lanka, from rebuilding classroom blocks in schools in Puthukudiyiruppu and Mullivaikkal West to funding more than 400 cataract operations across the country.
Mr Mark Penney, Head of the Junior School, visited Sri Lanka this summer to see these cataract operations taking place. You can watch a video of his trip below.
Thank you to all the parents and pupils who supported this initiative and helped raise such an incredible amount of money for PTK School.
To find out more about our Junior School visit our Junior School section.