Students Donate £2500 Charities through Merit System
by Sunny Howard
As part of the updated merit system at Richard Lander School, students now have chance to spend their merits on a selection of rewards. These rewards include things such as early lunch passes, an entry into the Ipad Mini prize draw and there is also the option of donating money to charity. Each community director picked their charity, with Rame’s Mr Gibson choosing RNLI, Pentire’s Mr Holloway going with Cancer Research, Towan’s Mr Vaughan deciding on Lander to Uganda, and former Godrevy Director Mr Rowe picking Shelter Box. Of the merits which were earned, a huge 58000 of them were donated to charity, and compared to the 73000 which were spent on the IPad prize draw; I think this shows our immense generosity as a school. As each merit equates to approximately 5 pence, this translates to around £2500!
David Crook, who is a volunteer for Shelterbox, came into school last Tuesday to show Godrevy students the contents of a Shelterbox and he talked to them about the situation in Syria; which is where the money will be going. The cheque was presented to David, and the school were pleased to add a further £250 from the proceeds of Summer Fun in the Sun.
Ex-student Martyn Ward and his brother Drustan, who are Lifeguards, came into last week to give a presentation on the work of the RNLI to Rame and to accept the cheque.
Miss Elliot, who ran the Cornish Schools to Uganda Volunteering trip last year, accepted the cheque on behalf of the Lander to Uganda project. We are looking forward to a visit from Cancer Research after half term.