Students raise over £2,000 for CharityStudents in the Sixth Form of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School raised over £2,000 for good causes during their first ever RAG week in March and in subsequent months. The final event took place event this week when pupils were asked to bring in food for the Trussell Trust Food Bank. The Food Bank helps families who have suffered redundancy, illness, benefit delay, domestic violence or family breakdown and they provide a minimum of 3 days worth of food depending on when they get their next income.
During Rag Week there were different activities to raise money for the three charities which had been chosen by the Sixth Form; Royal Marsden, Breast Cancer Care and Help for Heroes. Events included student vs teacher basketball games, a talent show, cake sales and car washes for parents. Students were also sponsored by family and friends to dress up each day to specific themes which were animal day, pyjama day, film, superheroes and backwards day (wearing your clothes in reverse).
Jessica Vincent, President of the Sixth Form Council commented “Rag week was a huge success and I am really pleased that we raised so much money for our charities. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our teachers and the contributions from the whole of the Sixth Form.”