Pupils organise charity afternoon tea

Senior pupils from Baylis House organised afternoon tea in aid of charity on Wednesday 19 April.

32 members of staff, both teaching and non-teaching, attended the event which took place in the Upper Library.

The afternoon tea is just one of the charity events pupils have organised for their latest fundraising project. Earlier this year, each of the houses were given £5.00. They were not allowed to spend anymore but had to grow the £5.00 over the course of the year.

Baylis charity captain Halimah Ershad started by selling flowers for Valentine’s Day where she made £25.00. She then used the money to buy pancake ingredients and she made £80.00, which helped fund the afternoon tea.

Speaking about the event, housemistress Mrs Jessica Hayes said: ‘The event was a great success and we’ve had some lovely feedback. All the guests, including Warden Mr Marcus Cliff Hodges and Bursar Diane Coombs, had a brilliant afternoon full of delicious cake and tea.

‘We’re still counting but it looks like we’ve raised over £300.00’.