As part of an ongoing charity initiative, Claremont Senior School students and staff have involved themselves in a variety of activities to raise awareness and money for Pestalozzi, a charity based in Sedlescombe and have raised over £4,600 for the charity.
Since opening five years ago the school has built a long standing relationship with the local charity; sharing their ideals of producing globally conscious young leaders.
Tapping into the boundless energy and enthusiasm of the Claremont senior students, an intense 24 hour workout kicked off the project, starting with a cross-country run round Bodiam Castle.
24 one-hour slots featured a variety of creative and competitive activities, including: water polo, basketball, indoor football, Pilates, producing a music video, netball and the ever popular benchball. The gruelling schedule culminated with a stunning sunrise walk around Bodiam Castle.
The Drama and Music departments presented a hugely lucrative ‘Black Box Talent Show’. The ticketed evening showcased student and staff talent. Giles Perrin, Headmaster, took the opportunity to entertain the crowds with his rapping talents whilst (arguably more gifted) students presented a mix of music, drama and football skills. The charity project ended with a successful movie night hosted by the Claremont Sixth Formers.
All the events were expertly coordinated by a team of students led by prefect, Harrison Wells, and the Senior Leadership Team at Claremont Senior School including Giles Perrin and Deputy Head, Ed Dickie.
“Claremont Senior School have been absolutely outstanding in their fundraising endeavours for Pestalozzi. The enthusiasm, hard work and support shown by the students, staff and parents has been phenomenal and for that we are hugely grateful. A big thank you to you all and we look forward to continue growing our relationship over the coming years” – Fundraising Officer, James Bacon.
This year, Claremont Senior School has raised over £4,600 for the international community at Pestalozzi.