On Friday 13th November, Bourne Abbey once again put the fun into fundraising for Children in Need by dressing in our zaniest clothes! Student Council had decided that Crazy Clothing was the way forward and everyone joined in to raise lots of money with their donations.
The day began by watching Joe Wicks complete his 24 hour marathon exercise challenge; some of us even joined in! We then spent time thinking about 5 ways to Thrive and talked in our classes about how we can Connect and talk to each other; Take Notice and be more mindful; Get Active and keep our bodies healthy; Be Curious and explore new things and finally to Give and show kindness where we can. There is more information about the 5 to Thrive on the Children in Need website:
Children in Need supports the core values that we believe in as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. Articles 7 and 9 are about supporting children to live with their family and Children in Need supports families in order to keep them together. Article 23 states that children with disabilities should be cared for and enabled to reach their full potential. Article 6 tells us that all children have the right to be the best that they can be. Mrs Anderson, Student Council co-ordinator explained: “We are really proud of how the rights of all children are at the forefront of all of our minds here at Bourne Abbey. Our children love to be agents of change in raising money to support Children in Need, in the hope that this will enable other, less fortunate children to access their rights as well.”
We think you will agree that the Zany Clothes look amazing! Well done to everyone for taking part.