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Charity week update

We are delighted that this year, Charity week was such a success. As a team we were thrilled with the level of student participation in the weeks leading up to the main event, as well during the week with house events taking place between the 26th and 30th of January. We would like to personally thank all of the house captains, staff, local businesses who contributed prizes for our raffle and of course parents and students for donating any loose change they had for our fantastic charities: “Great Ormond Street Hospital” and “Cardiac Risk in the Young”.

As you may be aware, we held a environmentally-friendly balloon race where students, parents, staff and local businesses could purchase balloons with the hope of winning the race in order to win fantastic prizes. We have since been receiving countless emails and letters from members of the public who found our balloons. Destinations such as Kent, Southern France, Belgium, Austria and Germany were just some of the areas where our balloons were found. Also, we held a raffle during the Friends of Tring School quiz night which was very well received and raised a significant figure towards our total, so thank you to all who attended and bought raffle tickets.

Thanks to all of the support we received, we managed to raise an estimated £6500 which will be shared between our two great causes. This is the highest amount of money the school has ever raised from Charity Week, surpassing last year’s total by over £1000!

Again many thanks to all who were involved in Charity Week 2015 and for making it such a success.

Regards,

The Head Boy Girl Team (Luke Barham, Ellen Price, Matthew Simpson and Alice Beeny)

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Year 9 Engineers

A team of budding Year 9 Engineers are currently spending their Saturday mornings attending the Engineering master classes at Frogmore Paper Mill. The most recent session involved a talk by David Jazani, a lecturer in construction and energy conservation from the University of Bedfordshire. The event culminated with pupils designing, making and load testing bridges using just lollipop sticks, cocktail sticks and wine gums!

The session was one of a series of lectures organised by the Royal Institution to show just how rewarding, exciting and far reaching Engineering is in our world today. Upcoming topics will include “Sustainable Energy Sources” and “The relationship between Earthquakes and Building Design”.

Hilary Knight, D&T Teacher

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Year 9 World Challenge Zambia

Our amazing trip to Zambia is getting closer and we have twenty five very excited Year 9 Challengers working really hard at raising their own funds for the trip. As well as raising their fitness levels, practising their camping and cooking skills, our two teams are aiming to raise an additional £3000 for our project phase. This year we are working closely with a UK based Charity, The Butterfly Tree, who support some of the 710,000 orphans in Zambia by building schools, putting in bore holes for fresh water and supplying the children with their one meal a day through their feeding programme. They also run an orphan sponsorship programme and for a surprisingly small donation sponsors can support a child through school which will give them a much better chance of being employed in the future.

The Butterfly Tree had asked us if we would be able to help them build a sustainable shop in the village of Kamwi. Kamwi has no running water, no electricity and no flush toilets or showers! It’s going to be a real eye opener! They do have a school and currently the 350 student have to walk miles simply to buy a pencil and a note book. Our plan is to make that much simpler for them. If we can get the shop built and partially stocked, they can plough the profits back in and start providing foodstuffs as well as their school equipment.

To try to boost our funds we are holding “Z Factor” on Friday 20 March in the Desborough Hall. We have so many talented students at Tring School we thought we would get some of them together to entertain you and raise money for this worthwhile cause. Please do come along and support us if you can. We have even dragged Miss Lynes back from her new school in Milton Keynes to perform for us; she was such a huge hit at Music for Morocco last year!

You could also help us in two other ways; if you have any raffle prizes you could donate, we would be hugely grateful. Just drop them into Reception and let Reception know they are for World Challenge Zambia. You could also simply stick a £1 coin to the picture above and drop it into Reception – again marked for World Challenge Zambia. Each £1 goes towards another brick for our shop.

Our amazing trip to Zambia is getting closer and we have twenty five very excited Year 9 Challengers working really hard at raising their own funds for the trip. As well as raising their fitness levels, practising their camping and cooking skills, our two teams are aiming to raise an additional £3000 for our project phase. This year we are working closely with a UK based Charity, The Butterfly Tree, who support some of the 710,000 orphans in Zambia by building schools, putting in bore holes for fresh water and supplying the children with their one meal a day through their feeding programme. They also run an orphan sponsorship programme and for a surprisingly small donation sponsors can support a child through school which will give them a much better chance of being employed in the future.

The Butterfly Tree had asked us if we would be able to help them build a sustainable shop in the village of Kamwi. Kamwi has no running water, no electricity and no flush toilets or showers! It’s going to be a real eye opener! They do have a school and currently the 350 student have to walk miles simply to buy a pencil and a note book. Our plan is to make that much simpler for them. If we can get the shop built and partially stocked, they can plough the profits back in and start providing foodstuffs as well as their school equipment.

To try to boost our funds we are holding “Z Factor” on Friday 20 March in the Desborough Hall. We have so many talented students at Tring School we thought we would get some of them together to entertain you and raise money for this worthwhile cause. Please do come along and support us if you can. We have even dragged Miss Lynes back from her new school in Milton Keynes to perform for us; she was such a huge hit at Music for Morocco last year!

You could also help us in two other ways; if you have any raffle prizes you could donate, we would be hugely grateful. Just drop them into Reception and let Reception know they are for World Challenge Zambia. You could also simply stick a £1 coin to the picture above and drop it into Reception – again marked for World Challenge Zambia. Each £1 goes towards another brick for our shop.

We will keep you updated with our progress towards our goal and let you know how we get on in July. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on 20 March.

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