Miss Eaves (Assistant Head, Lower School) reports on the Lower School Community Service Day.
Monday saw a successful first ever Lower School Community Service Day, which left a positive impact on many fronts.
Winchcombe Care Home was delighted to receive 73 beautifully decorated vanilla cupcakes, providing their residents with a scrumptious sweet treat.
Our crafts group first created designs and then brought them to life by painting them onto plates and bowls, destined for the Women’s Refuge.
Many of our girls chose to support our Estates team by helping them clear down after Founder’s Weekend and cleaning the Estates buggies.
Others chose to test themselves in the swimming pool, collectively swimming an impressive total of 752 lengths (18.3km) during our sponsored swim, raising funds for our Lower School charity, the Bowelbabe Fund.
Our girls who went offsite came back full of enthusiasm, having either supported Year 2 pupils at Marlston Prep School or volunteered at Cold Ash Community Orchard. We are delighted that the Community Orchard have invited us back to work on future projects with them.
We concluded our day with a fabulous Colour Run out on the field. Our energetic girls completed a course of five different obstacles, getting covered in coloured powder at each stage (and wearing some very jazzy sunglasses!).