Cancer awareness and research charity, Cancer Research have sent a certificate of appreciation and medal in receipt of the donations our school raised on the last day of term before Christmas – a whopping £2405!! In the letter accompanying the certificate, the charity thanks staff, students and parents for their contributions and hard work for making the event enjoyable and such a success.
A massive thank you to all students and staff involved in this year’s Christmas end-of-term fund-raising event. Together we raised a whopping £2405 for Cancer Research. Our annual yuletide event attracted students to our Christmas markets (held in the sports hall) where activities included a bouncy assault course, basketball shootout, and face-painting, and a variety of stalls including chocolate tombola and hot dogs. There was also our talent show in the school hall which entertained the audience with a variety of singing, dancing and gymnastic acts. Here’s a selection of photos from the day.
Today on World Mental Health Day, thousands of schools, offices, companies and community groups were wearing yellow to raise vital funds for YoungMinds, the young person’s mental health charity. And here at Tottington High School we really got into the yellow-themed spirit with our #HelloYellow fundraising activities.
The day started with lots of staff turning up for work wearing yellow items of clothing, and contributing cakes ready for the cake sale later in the day. Then the students started to arrive and it was great to see so many of them wearing yellow, yet still looking just as smart as usual.
But it was break-time which really astonished us all due to the sheer number of students who made their way to the school hall to visit the food and gift stalls we had set up to sell our yellow-themed goodies. A yellow/happy-themed playlist (Yellow Submarine, Don’t Worry Be Happy, Here Comes The Sun, Don’t Stop Believin’… you get the idea) was booming out of the PA system and the atmosphere was electric. It was by far the biggest and most successful cake (and other sundries) sale we have ever had in recent memory, and the day’s organiser, our school’s mental health counsellor Mrs Andrea Hulton was bowled over with the support the event was getting. The school bell for period 3 came way too soon.
So we cleaned up, cleared up, packed all the stuff away and got back to business as usual. However, there were plenty of leftovers… so we did it all again at lunchtime! The people wanted more – and by golly, we gave it to them in (yellow) spades!
Later, Mrs Hulton couldn’t thank the staff and the students enough: “Just a massive THANK YOU for all your help and support with today’s fundraising. I was totally overwhelmed with all of it! To the staff who jumped in and helped out – YOU WERE AMAZING!!! (I was expecting around 20/30 students to turn up so was blown away!) The numbers of students who came, took part and donated was beyond my wildest imagination. I’d like to thank them all. My heart bursts with pride to be a part of such a lovely Tottington High Family!”
At the last count (although there will be a few more donations to be made until we get the final total) our fundraiser has raised a whopping £435 for YoungMinds. Here’s a selection of photos from the day:
It’s World Mental Health Day this Thursday, and here at Tottington High School we’re getting involved and doing some serious fundraising for Young Minds – the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
Every year on 10th October, the World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day and sets the theme – and this year’s theme is suicide prevention. Young Minds are spreading a little happiness with their #HelloYellow campaign by encouraging schools, colleges, businesses and community groups to add a splash of sunshine to their day, and to together show young people that they’re not alone with their mental health, as well as help raise vital funds for Young Minds.
So at our school we’re going all-out yellow on Thursday! The students have been asked to replace one item of their school uniform for a yellow one – this could be a yellow tie instead of a school tie, a yellow blazer (?!), yellow socks, or even yellow trainers (yes, we’re relaxing the no-trainers rule for the day, as long as they are yellow). The staff are getting into the yellow too, and all we ask is that anyone wearing yellow on the day donates a pound to Young Minds – yellow collection tins will be at the school gates ready to receive!
At break-time and lunch-time there will be yellow-themed bake sales, where tasty sweet treats (kindly donated by the staff and students) will be available to buy. Other yellow items will also be on offer including yellow silicone wristbands, yellow pin badges, yellow hair bands, yellow key-rings, and more besides – all of which can be proudly worn to show support for the cause.
We will have posters and information on display around school where further information can be found about young people’s mental health issues and how to get support.
We’re backing mental health in a big way this year, and we hope that our #HelloYellow day will be a huge success and will raise not only much-needed funds for Young Minds, but also much-needed awareness and support of young people’s mental health.
Please help us spread the word by sharing the hashtag #HelloYellow on your social media.
Well done to some of our school’s Year 10 students who last weekend raised a whopping £740 for the Duke Of Edinburgh award. The team, supervised by our DofE Co-ordinator Mr Cudworth, packed bags in the Morrisons store in Ramsbottom and delighted customers gave them their loose change and donations as a reward. The money raised will be spent on camping equipment for the forthcoming Duke Of Edinburgh Expeditions.
Want to get involved in the Duke Of Edinburgh programme? Check out the DofE page or speak to Mr Cudworth in school to get more information.
The Friends of Tottington High School (or FROTHS) as they are better known, is a team comprising of parents, staff and school governors who volunteer their time and expertise to organise events and activities with the aim of raising funds for the school. FROTHS are delighted to announce that they now have their own Facebook page @friendsoftottingtonhs. The page will be updated with news of fundraising events and initiatives. So please Like the page and keep an eye out for details of the next FROTHS event.