Inspirational fundraising by Ramsey Academy

Inspirational fundraising by Ramsey Academy
6th July 2017 Steve Tosh

Once again Ramsey Academy have thrashed their previous fundraising totals by raising an incredible £2,000 for the Smile of Arran Trust during their Aspiration and charity week.

Rosemary Sims, aspiration raising standards leader, described the week, she said: throughout the week, each year group took their turn baking and selling cakes at break and lunch times; the tables were groaning under the weight of all the gorgeous cakes but staff and students soon snapped up the goodies.

Monday lunchtime was time for the Year 11 boys basketball team to take on the staff. Students packed into the sports hall to watch a fast and furious game.

Bench ball was a huge crowd pleaser on Tuesday lunchtime, with teams from Aspiration, Diversity and Endeavour battling for honours.

On Wednesday, Mr Lewis-James organised an amazing lip-sync and musical concert for lunchtime, the student performers, performed to the huge audience of students and staff packed into the hall. We had a wonderful time and it was so heart-warming to see such support and camaraderie among all students.

Alison Tosh, Arran’s mother, joined us for the show and was overwhelmed by the Academy’s efforts and generosity.

She enjoyed chatting to the students and it brought back many happy memories of Arran performing his songs. Thank you to our brave and talented performers.

Alison was honoured to be presented with a cheque during morning assembly and it was confirmed that Ramsey Academy would continue to support the Smile of Arran Trust. The charity would like to thank all staff and pupils from Ramsey Academy for their remarkable and inspirational fundraising. Since they started their fundraising for the Smile of Arran, they have raised an incredible £5,000.