Last term The Priory School chose Phase as their local charity of the year. Over charity week, the whole school - students and staff - got involved in a whole variety of ways to raise funds for Phase. There were cake sales, penalty shootouts, sponsored silences and even a panto!
The week was organised by two sixth form students, Adrian and Souhail and assistant headteacher Katie Southall. This is what they had to say about why they chose Phase:
Souhail said ‘Adrian and I wanted to get involved with running the Charity week at the Priory because we believe in making a difference at our school and also in the wider community. This year we will be raising money for three different charities, starting with PHASE. We chose PHASE because it is a great Hitchin organisation that works with everybody in our school, delivering an important service which I have benefitted from personally too.
Adrian: It has been so encouraging seeing hundreds of students and staff from our school getting involved with charity week to raise money for PHASE. When we started to think about this week, we could never have imagined that people would be doing so much, and we are hoping to hit our target of £2500 for PHASE. It’s a very worthwhile cause and if anyone out there can donate too we’d be very grateful!
Mrs Katie Southall: As associate Assistant Head teacher over seeing charity week it has been a marvellous privilege to support Souhail and Adrian in all there hard work to make this a success and raise a huge amount for PHASE. As a head of year, I work closely with PHASE and am so grateful for the difference that they make to our students, our school and the community. We want to thank all the local companies that have donated prizes for our school raffle: starbucks, clinton cards, ole sweet shop, elite sports, dominoes Hitchin, bannatynes Fairfield gym and spa, archers, parc computers and David brewer from lister NHS Trust for the iPad. Also we would like to thank Kieran Murphy, director of PHASE for all his hard work.
It was a fantastic effort by the whole school and the total raised was £2600!
A huge thank you to all involved.