Students raise funds for Make A Wish charity

Students raise funds for Make A Wish charity

Successful fashion show and quiz evenings organised by Year 11 students at the Wey Valley School in Weymouth has raised funds of over £600 for the ‘Make A Wish’ Charity.

 The ‘Make A Wish’ charity, which has been supported by the school in past, is a Charity that funds and grants wishes of children and young people aged between 3 and 17 living with life threatening illnesses.

As part of their GCSE Hospitality and catering course as well as their GCSE Textiles studies, over 40 Year 11 students were tasked to organise the after school events, entertainment and catering for fellow students, staff and parents at the school’s Will Mackaness Hall. 

Mrs Verity Harmey, Food and Nutrition teacher at Wey Valley said, ‘the students were fantastic with their organisation, preparation and teamwork skills and delivered an excellent fashion show and quiz evening.  The standard of catering was exceptional from all the students and was well received by the audience’.

Adam Cawton, a Year 11 student studying Hospitality and catering said, ‘this was our third main event, having carried out similar but smaller scaled events in Years 9 and 10 - the evening was a great success.  There was a great deal of preparation to ensure the evening went smoothly and our guests certainly seemed to enjoy the fashion show, quiz and catering from the student group’.

Sara Adams, Acting Principal added, ‘once again the students have delivered two wonderful evenings of entertainment and raised significant funds for a very worthwhile cause. I am very proud of our students and I am confident that the outstanding evenings reflect their dedication and hard work towards their studies and ultimately, their exams later this summer.’