Year 11 pupils’ bake-off for charity!
As charity is very close to the hearts of Westholme’s Year 11 pupils, and Francesca Wheatley in particular, Form 11T decided to inform school about the work of CLIC Sargent during a Year Assembly. It was from this assembly that Year 11 threw themselves into baking cakes to raise money. They decided that they would make it into a competition as to who could raise the most money. 11T started the week and raised a staggering 128.57. As they thought that there was no way anyone else could beat this fantastic amount they decided to tell the other forms that they had only raised a small amount! The week continued and many cakes were sold, however no one came near to 11T’s total that was until 11L took up the challenge under the leadership of their form captain Alice Harfield even form teacher, Mr Hiller was too frightened not to bring in his required number of cakes and then have his name crossed off the list! There had been concerns raised by 11L that it was unfair going last as everyone would have had enough of cakes, although being on the same day as the swimming gala did have its benefits. 11L were accused of sabotage, but nothing was ever proven and they were rewarded for all their efforts as they achieved the amazing sum of £177.69.
Congratulations to all the Year 11 for their hard work in raising money for CLIC Sargent. Their efforts have been recognised by Mrs Wheatley, one of the Year 11 parents, who has been able to secure Santander price matching the total amount of £552.81 so that the charity will actually receive £1,105.62. Thank you to all those who bought (and ate) the cakes!