The Jewish Education department have spent the last half term working in partnership with the First Give project to build a culture of giving amongst Year 8 students. Students have had to choose a social issue that they are concerned about and a charity that works to alleviate that social issue. Students then researched and prepared a presentation that they gave to the rest of the class about that charity. Many students spent time researching and making contact with those charities in a bid to discover how they would spend £1,000. The charities were extremely varied from Norwood to Jewish Women’s Aid, from Oxfam to Cybersmile.
Each class chose a finalist to go through to a grand final which was held on July 20th. The winner would receive £1,000 to go towards their chosen charity and two runners up would receive £250 for their charities.
The Winners were: James Saker, Sam Holden, Sam Glasner, Stefan Tucker and Jonah Baron Cohen who represented The Stables
Runners up were:
Taylor Langer and Zak Pearson who represented Grief Encounter
Evie Liebling-Blitz, Zoe Harris, Jonina Grayson-Lee and Maya Howard who represented Macmillan