Before the October break, Bannerman House ran the first of our four House Fundraising Weeks. Hear from Bannerman House Captains Emma and Paddy on their hugely successful fundraising activities…
This year, Bannerman House decided to fundraise for The Butterfly Trust, a charity that offers free support to those who are living with Cystic Fibrosis, an incurable disease that affects 1 in every 2500 babies born in the UK each year.
Throughout the week, staff and pupils came together to raise a grand total of £3,613 which will be spent on helping those who live with Cystic Fibrosis and their carers. Bannerman are eternally grateful for the support shown across the whole of the school community.
The week started with pupils gathering outside to watch a group of unlucky teachers being soaked - all in the name of charity of course! Whilst later that day, the teachers got kitted up and took on Bannerman in an 11-a-side hockey match. Unsurprisingly the pupils beat the teachers with an easy 2-0 victory!
At breaktime the following day, the courtyard was filled with tasty treats as it transformed into ‘Bannerman Boulangerie’ by the 5th Years. For the first time ever, Bannerman House hosted the ‘Bannerman Bingo’ run by our Head of Modern Languages, Mr Campbell, who put on a real show with many amazing prizes on offer.
Our House Show, ‘Bannerman’s Got Talent’, was undoubtedly the highlight of the week. It allowed pupils and staff to showcase some of their incredible talents, whilst the rest of the school got a front row seat, and our judging panel revealed their critiques. The Gymnastics Club performed an impressive and complex routine that stunned the crowd and resulted in them taking home the crown! The crowd were arguably impressed and surprised by some of the staff’s talents as they performed a hilarious routine to 'We Go Together' from Grease. We would also like to thank and congratulate all participants for their fantastic performances that were so enjoyed by the crowd.
On the final day of our Fundraising Week, and with Halloween on the horizon, things got spooky when Bannerman organised a Haunted House in the Pavilion. With the help of some scary 6th Years it was remarkably successful as we scared everyone who dared to take part!
Our Fundraising Week presented numerous challenges as our organisational and leadership skills were put to the test. We want to thank all of 6th Year who helped throughout the week and a special thank you to Bannerman House Staff Mrs Owen and Mr Lockyer for their support and immense help, contributing to the huge success of the week.
We appreciate and thank everyone who so kindly donated and supported Bannerman and The Butterfly Trust, your generous donations will have a huge impact on the lives of many.