Over the month of November, the School took part in the Movember campaign. Movember aims to raise awareness regarding men’s mental health, as well as testicular cancer. Across the School, pupils and staff held fundraising events and activities to raise money for Movember.
On Friday 11th November Queens’, Edinburgh and Oakeley joined forces to help support Movember to complete an event organised by Sophia C. It was a lovely, clear evening when the girls congregated on the hockey pitches. Each House was set the challenge of completing at least 60km in recognition of the 60 men around the world who we lose to suicide every hour worldwide. This meant that all the girls needed to complete at least 4 laps each of the hockey pitches. It was a great atmosphere with lots of people encouraging each other followed by hot chocolate and flapjacks. The girls donated money as part of the event, which resulted in £203.62 being raised. Well done to all those who took part.
Sixth Form boys in-House grew ‘Mos’, held House competitions and also Moved for Movember. The Oddballs Foundation gave a Chapel talk to raise awareness of men’s health, and House Assemblies and Tutor periods have been used to discuss men’s health concerns #knowthynuts.
In total, the School raised in excess of £1,100. This is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the hard work of the pupils and Mr Sharrock, who organises the Movember campaign every year.
Thank you for all the parental support, it is greatly appreciated and we are looking to make Movember bigger and better next year.