Burgess Hill students raise money for food bank

On Thursday, March 25, a Burgess Hill school put on a special springtime celebration event to support Burgess Hill food bank.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 1:52 pm
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On the last day of the spring term, Burgess Hill Girls decided to organise a special celebration, raising more than £3,400 in the process.

Liz Laybourn, headteacher, said: “Burgess Hill Girls is always at our best when we come together to do our bit for the community.

“It has been a challenging year for us all so the springtime celebration was a fantastic way to mark the end of term and look forward to all the joys that summer will hopefully bring.”

Throughout the day they ran activities across the whole school, for students from nursery to sixth form, with a shared goal of raising funds for the Burgess Hill food bank.

In the senior school and sixth form, with all pupils sticking to their year group bubbles, activities included football, Zumba and taking on the assault course.

Children in the pre-prep and prep school enjoyed Easter themed arts and crafts and adventure trails around the school in spring and Easter fancy dress.

In the nursery, there was a special visit from the springtime bunny and his chicken friend who joined in the fun with the parachute game.

The day ended with the school’s annual house quiz, hosted by sixth form house captains, and streamed live to the wider community.

The school is still taking donations for the food bank.