February - Cake sale successIt was a great day for anyone with a sweet tooth at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School on Wednesday 16th February. Junior house prefects had been hard at work making cakes the previous evening and had arranged a cake sale at lunchtime.
Staff and pupils flocked to the junior boarding house where the Year 6 prefects, dressed in yellow Marie Curie outfits, were selling cakes.
This was part of a project organised by the Junior house prefects hoping to raise £500 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Staff in the boarding house helped pupils bake and decorate cakes in large quantities so that there would be enough for all the junior school pupils.
Oscar Winter (aged 11) explained “The cake sale is one of the activities we are doing to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. There is also a ‘Bits and Bobs’ sale later this week”. Joshua Bingham, aged 10, and deeply buried within a daffodil outfit continued “There is also a mufti day and silence challenge assault course planned. Organising these things is great fun!”
Matron of Rank-Weston House, Sue Newell said “Six of our junior pupils are house prefects and we wanted to give them the opportunity to take responsibility for a project and manage it themselves. Working in a small team, the six prefects have developed their leadership skills and been role models for the younger pupils. They chose the Marie Curie because we already have links to the charity”.
Headmaster Paul Spencer Ellis added “The children have shown great initiative in organising these events. They have enjoyed themselves, gained leadership experience, and shown that, by their own efforts, they can make a very significant contribution to a worthwhile cause”.
So far the children have raised over £400 from their various activities and there are still more to come so they are optimistic they will exceed their goal.