Morocco Earthquake Appeal fundraising day

On Wednesday 4 October, the Inspired Sixth Form Charity Team raised money for the Morocco Earthquake Appeal by holding a green and red, Moroccan themed day for the whole school.

Green and red colours of the Moroccan flag, were worn by all members of the Westholme family to show their solidarity with those who have suffered in the natural disaster. Prep pupils chose to jazz up their school uniform with accessories including socks, jewellery, bows, bandanas and even capes, whilst the Senior students had a non-uniform day and the opportunity to have the Moroccan flag painted on their face by the Charity Team at break time.

At Seniors, Zakariyya Khan’s educational video about Morocco and the earthquake was shared during Assembly. A master of editing and production, this is not the first time the school have been able to enjoy one of Zak’s creations. For this video, he had translated footage from Morocco with his own subtitles, including clips to celebrate Morocco’s football talent.

At lunchtime, all students were treated to cuisine from the country which included tagine, vegetable and halloumi stew, cous cous and colourful cupcakes for dessert. The dining hall provided a colourful setting for our flavoursome lunch, as the Charity Team decorated it with handmade bunting, posters and balloons. Student feedback was very positive about the delicious food experience and the meatball tagine proved to be very popular!

The Inspired Sixth Form Charity would like to thank all members of the Westholme Family for their generosity and support for this fundraising day. A grand total of £1,617.50 was raised and this will provide much needed support for those affected by the earthquake.

Mrs Oracz

Head of Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty