Our Year 9 students organised a fundraising day for the Leeds United Foundation, focusing on their Dementia charity. During the day a group of Year 9 students went out to Green Acres Care Home and organised activities for the residents to enjoy throughout the morning. In the afternoon, we hosted a Dementia Café where our Year 9 band performed several songs, and played “getting to know you” games.
Throughout the week a small group of our Year 9 students led assemblies for every other year group, raising awareness of Dementia within the school, and offering ways in which we can help those suffering with the disease.
On the day we also raised money by selling cakes we had made through the catering department, selling blue sweets in the piazza, and face painting the Forget Me Not flower, which is the well known Dementia Friends logo. Overall we raised a massive £500 for the charity. We are really proud of all the planning and hard work the students put in to the day, and hope we have made a difference to those who are in need.