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Posted on: September 24th 2018

College Community Unites for Charity Day

On Monday 24th September the whole College community came together for Charity Day.  This year's Charity Day was, of course, an extra special one as it was part of our 150th Anniversary celebrations.

At 8.30am teams from across the College and guests from oneYMCA led assemblies reminding us what the day was all about. The confidence shown by all the teams in their various locations as they read, sang and danced was testament to the confidence our children exude given the right opportunities.

Pre-Prep pupils doing dance off for Charity Day Pre-Prep dance off for Charity Day 2018

Prep School Girl doing YMCA dance on Charity Day

Everyone in YMCA dance off on Charity Day Prep School boys doing Dance Off on Charity Day

At 10am Pre-Prep pupils gathered in the Pre-Prep playground and as a drone hovered overhead, they and their teachers danced with delight to Village People’s iconic song. Next up was ‘Groove on the Green’ where the Senior and Prep Schools gathered to dance flash mob style, guided by the girls of Trotman House.

After morning break came the difficult task of judging the birthday competition cakes. Together, our guests from oneYMCA and Mr Toleman deliberated for considerable time before nominating the prize winners. After lunch, teams of Prep-School prefects and the ladies of Trotman served up slices of the most delicious cakes, that came in a myriad of rainbow colours, shapes and sizes. The ambience at both cake sales was fantastic, as people queueing waited in good humour, laughing and joking at the day’s activities.

150th Prep School cake for birthday cake competition Prep School cake in 150th birthday cake competition Mem Hall cake for 150th birthday cake competition

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 Prep school and trotman cake sales

To everyone, children, parents and staff who baked and bought cake, gave and grooved for oneYMCA, my heartfelt thanks for everything. It was an exhausting and yet exhilarating day in which we saw the College rise to the occasion as we reached out to those who have lost so much.

Ian Morris, Chaplain