Following the success of the Christmas Shoebox appeal this year, students and staff at Great Baddow High School raised over £600 for charity on the last day of term this Christmas, wearing their festive woollies for the ‘Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day’.
Great Baddow High School supported the event last year, with teachers and support staff donating to charity and wearing their Christmas jumper. This year they wanted to make this event school-wide and encourage students to wear Christmas jumpers too. The event was also on the last day of term this year, and added to the festive feel of the day.
Over the last few weeks, Mr Jools Butcher, Flexible Learning Programme Manager at Great Baddow High School, has been busy raising the profile of the national ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ campaign to support Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish UK and Save the Children.
“We always like to support as many charitable events as we can and this is the perfect opportunity to help spread a little cheer in our school community. It’s also a great chance for us to help raise the awareness and a little extra money to help children a little else fortunate than those we work with at Great Baddow High School.”
Some of the teachers had really taken the appeal to their hearts and had been wearing their Christmas all week, to get the students and staff into the festive spirit.
Charity donations were collected in the week leading up to Christmas Jumper Day, and an enthusiastic group of Sixth Form students, donned snowman, Santa and elf outfits to visit each classroom across the school to collect even more donations and add to the final figure.