When we heard about the earthquake in Mexico, we decided that we wanted to do something to help. We had already planned our Non-Uniform days and other charity events but felt that it was important to squeeze this in as an extra. So what could we do that was different to our existing plans?
In the end we thought it would be really easy to ask people to bring in their loose change to see if we could complete a money mosaic on the playground. We decided to send our money via Save the Children so thought an out line of a child would be good. In the end we arranged several child figures in a circle and went about laying out the coins; everything from pennies to two pounds had been handed in.
Everybody joined in and it got very busy on the playground and soon the outlines were completed and we set about filling in the shapes. They looked great!
When all the coins were laid down, the Maths department very kindly offered to sweep up all the money and count it and we made an impressive total which currently exceeds £180 and still more change promised.
Thank you to everyone who donated and took part and let’s hope we make some difference for the people affected by the earthquake.