Much ado about funds as pupils help charity

One group of students at Malton School have raised �738 for VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) by hosting a Shakespeare-themed event.
One group of students at Malton School have raised �738 for VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) by hosting a Shakespeare-themed event.

Charity started at school for students at Malton who have embarked on a series of fundraising projects.

One group of students at Malton School have raised £738 for VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) by hosting a Shakespeare-themed event.

The Shakespeare evening was inspired by The Bard’s 400 year anniversary this year and was a project set by the school’s English department.

Project leaders, Matty Godrich and Monique Preston, both year 11, organised the evening which involved Shakespeare-themed activities, including creating your own Globe Theatre and matching quotes to plays. The fundraising team also organised a non-uniform day as part of their efforts.

The pair were supported by Isabel Donaldson, Rowan Lyall, Shannon Swift, Sophie Pennock and Daniella Preston, in preparing for the event.

Teachers Claire Wilcock, head of English, and Kate Ward, assistant head of English, also put in a huge effort to make sure the evening was a success.

Teacher Kate Ward said: “The students worked exceptionally hard in order to make the VSO event possible.

“They all gave up their free time to organise, plan and prepare the event with an impressive level of professionalism.

“It was wonderful to see how well they worked together. I could not be prouder of them.”

Charitable Work is one of the new personal development sessions on offer at Malton School from this term.

Students who have opted for this are currently identifying local charities that they will focus on for their fundraising activities.