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The Bridge Wins Fundraising Award

Year 7 students at The Bridge have been working hard all month to raise money for the ‘100 Kids Campaign’. Students worked their socks off selling cakes, holding  competitions, doing the Harlem Shake, collecting spare change at various locations and racing in a sponsored run. Our students competed against Arthur Terry, Cardinal Newman School, Stoke Park School and Tile Hill Wood School to see who could raise the most money. Our Year 7’were placed FIRST by raising an impressive £1209.42  towards the campaign.

 

On Friday 7th June Ariane Messiter from Warwick University and Zeenat Islam from the Youth Inspire Programme visited President Kennedy School to congratulate our students on their success and present them with a well-deserved trophy. Ariane Messiter said: “Thank you so much for all your hard work and for having us; it was an amazing morning and the video of your students’ efforts was very emotional. We are so proud of them all for doing such a fantastic job!”

Each and every penny raised will help build a village to accommodate safely up to 100 homeless children in Bangladesh who currently suffer from sexual trafficking, organised crime, drug/substance abuse and malnutrition. The village will consist of a school building with classrooms and offices; an accommodation  building to house the children; a playground area in the middle of the village complex and a fishery, where  children can breed fish to sell to the local markets.

Everyone here at President Kennedy School is extremely proud of our Year 7s for handling this task with such maturity, determination and enthusiasm. Well done to  everyone at The Bridge for such a remarkable achievement!