Pupils Cook Up a Feast for Whitechapel
This year the Whole College Charity Day and Harvest Festival Celebrations joined forces to raise money for the Whitechapel Mission in London with ‘The BIG Breakfast Challenge’.
Inspired by the Mission’s continued work throughout lockdown, serving up to 600 of London’s most vulnerable per day, pupils were tasked to plan, prepare, cook and serve a breakfast of their choice to their family on Sunday 4th October. Pupils across the College served up a wide variety of delicious meals for their families including rainbow-coloured pancakes, toast with fruity jam, eggs and bacon and much more. Judging by the many photos, videos and messages that were sent in, it’s evident that the experience was not only enjoyed, but also provided the opportunities for families to sit down and enjoy a breakfast together and talk about homelessness.
On Tuesday 6th October, pupils across the College wore ‘white for Whitechapel’ to show their support. In assemblies across the campus, pupils watched a special Harvest assembly from College Chaplain, Mr Morris, which included a fun quiz; Head Prefects from the Prep and Senior Schools had to guess which foods Reception pupils were describing.
We would like to say a big thank you to the whole College community for their efforts and generous donations which will allow the Whitechapel Mission to continue to provide hundreds of warm welcomes, hot breakfasts and advice that will help the vulnerable off the streets and into the safety of secure housing.