Children in Need

On Friday 17th November, pupils at Headington came together to support Children in Need, a UK charity that aims to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people across the country.


The day was marked by a sea of yellow as girls donned brightly coloured clothes to show their support for the cause.


Throughout the day, the School’s Charities Committee and prefect team were hard at work, organising a variety of fundraising activities to encourage pupils to donate to the cause.


At break time, an accessories stall was set up, offering everything from badges and bracelets to scrunchies and hairbands.


The scrunchies proved to be a particularly popular item, with many students choosing to add them to their outfits as a colourful and on-trend accessory. In just 20 minutes, the stall had made an impressive £195, which was added to the overall donation total.


The real focus of the day was the online donation drive, which saw pupils and their families dig deep to support Children in Need. Thanks to the generosity of the school community, a total of £1,030 was raised, all of which will go towards supporting the charity’s work with children and young people across the UK.


Speaking about the day, Head of Charities Mr David Cunningham praised the efforts of the school community, commenting on the “fantastic display of generosity and kindness” that had been on show.


He said: “Our students really stepped up to support Children in Need and I am incredibly proud of the way they have come together to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people across the UK.”


Children in Need is just one of the many charities supported by Headington, which has a strong tradition of community service and charitable giving. Throughout the year, pupils are encouraged to get involved in a range of fundraising activities.


As the School looks ahead to the festive season, there are already plans underway for a Christmas charity drive from the Sixth Form and a collection for the Red Cross (Israel/Palestine appeal) at the end of the annual carol service. With the school community already demonstrating such a strong commitment to giving back, it seems likely that this will be just as successful as the Children in Need day.