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Deenway Pupils Raise over £3000!

Deenway Pupils raised an extraordinary £3211 for refugee children escaping warfare in Syria as part of their Go-givers Make A Difference Challenge.



Upper Elementary pupils were challenged to go out into the real world and make a difference. They discussed  many things they were concerned about. Things that made them sad: homelessness, poverty, lack of education for young people, traffic and careless road users, refugees and warfare. After a briefing on democratic decision making, the pupils engaged in a lively discussion about the things that mattered to them. Following this they unanimously elected to try to make a difference to children suffering from warfare in Syria. They had made up their minds and they were ready to go. And now there was no stopping them.

Ideas on how  to raise funds came flooding in. "Let's do a non-uniform day." "I know we can bake cakes and sell them." "How about a concert for Syria?" In the end they decided to do all of these things. The non-uniform day was popular, the bake sale was delicious, and the concert was inspirational touching the hearts of young and old alike. Interspersed with beautiful singing from the Deenway Choir, were speeches from older pupils about life in Syria based on research they had undertaken themselves. Guests included trustees of a well known charity (SKT Welfare Trust) doing grass roots work in the refugee camps in Syria. The event was huge success and at the end pupils presented the trustees with a cheque.

Canvassing parents, family, friends, visitors and businesses the pupils managed to raise a staggering £3211! They have truly made a difference. Well done and a big thank you to everyone who supported them. Jazakumullahu khairan.

You can hear a sample of the pupils singing at the concert here:

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