Plumstead Manor School prides itself not only on academic success, but also on creating a school ethos with relationships and community at its heart. As part of this, we actively encourage all students to get involved in fundraising activities for both local and international charities. We realise that at the same time as raising money for others we’re reaping rich rewards as a school - our students develop a social conscience that we are extremely proud of. Cashcade is a case in point. It has become the central part of the Year 8 school year and it is heart-warming to see the enthusiasm and energy generated by this. It is a joy to see students transformed into entrepreneurs.
Each year students come forward with their own fundraising ideas. This often involves lots of sugar and cakes (everything in moderation - we are a Healthy School!) but we see students grow in confidence and begin to develop skills that will take them through school and into the workplace. Seeing their fundraising ideas through to fruition involves determination, planning, negotiation, hard work and risk taking. However, the elation students experience when they succeed and the pride they feel when they realise the impact they’ve made are palpable. Through this activity, we promote imagination, curiosity, collaboration, discipline and resilience.
Well done to our Year 8 students for displaying compassion and kindness and for going that extra mile to change the world.
A grand total of £790.05 was raised and shared among charities chosen by each Year 8 tutor group.
Beneficiaries for each tutor group include
- 8AG - £102.91 - Barnados
- 8BA - £162.55 - Little Princess Trust
- 8BD - £107.19 - Cancer Research
- 8BJW - £92.66 - Save the Children
- 8GB - £71.24 - Unicef
- 8HS - £76.07 - WWF
- 8KH - £63.93 - Make a wish
- 8SXB - £91.85 - Amnesty
Year 7’s will have a lot to live up to next year!