For the third year running, we have managed to raise an outstanding amount of £640, yet again ensuring that we can sponsor the education of two girls in Swaziland. Sadly, around May last year, Zodwa, the original girl who we sponsored went missing. We posted an article in the newsletter at the time but sadly she has still not been found. There are still charities out there searching for Zodwa but we decided in the meantime to sponsor the education of another girl who deserves a chance at academic success. Thanks to the school’s fundraising efforts this year, Sazile and Sinethemba will have the opportunity to better their lives through education. As well as achieving enough money to sponsor the girls, we still have money left over. Therefore, if anyone has any suggestions of charities or projects that you would like us to work on or with, then let us know and we will be more than happy to explore them.
Our annual ceremony will be the week after half term and the theme of our ceremony is ‘Empowerment for Women’. As an all-girls’ school, we believe that all women should feel empowered, confident and equal to men.
During the ceremony, a couple of Soroptimisses will be singing a song that links to empowerment called, ‘Sit Still, Look Pretty’. The poem below will also be shared.
Equality amongst everyone
Making yourself strong and confident
Working with one another
Exceeding in your rights
Realising your worth
Moving to kindness
Entitled to freedom
Never giving up
Togetherness with women
– Written by Louisa T (Year 11)
We are still recruiting new members. If there is anyone wishing to come and see what we are about, then you are always welcome.
Teacher of Religious Studies