Fun(d)-raising by pupils of the European School of Alicante
In December, we started discussing charity and aid organizations and how they operate on a national and global scale. To enhance the students' learning and appreciation of the whole process of this type of aid organization, we arranged a trip with Moral Year 3 to the EHCRC Foundation before Christmas. The trip was a tremendous success.
The students' enthusiasm resulted in a number of concrete ideas for raising money for EHCRC. The pupils from Moral Year 2 immediately jumped on the bandwagon. Three girls spontaneously organized a 'dog wash'n go' and a 'have a cake' day'. The whole day long they washed dogs, served tea and fed delicious home-made cakes to the dog owners.
Several other girls decided to try their luck in Altea. They sold dozens of cakes and pies to passers-by. The interesting thing is that the girls did not only raise funds but they also raised awareness for Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre by handing out information leaflets they had written themselves.
Apart from these two initiatives the two classes also raised money by walking dogs, babysitting, and cake sales. On February 7th Moral Year 2 held a big orange juice and cupcake sale in the Primary. This fund-raising event was organized from start to finish by the pupils themselves. They divided up the work, designed the posters, asked for permissions, and sold over 20 cakes in less than half an hour.
On the whole, the Moral Classes Year 2 & 3 raised over 860€. Perhaps that is not enough for a tractor but certainly more than enough to feel very proud of these kids. (A Rogiers).
"We cannot thank the wonderful pupils of Escuela Europea de Alicante enough for all their hard work. We were amazed when they presented us with a cheque. It has been a real pleasure to have such entusiastic pupils visit us here at the rescue centre; they are a credit to the Escuela Europa".
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