Sponsored Winter Camp-Out for Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants
Finally, you may have heard that 20 courageous Year 8s spent the final night of term camping out to raise money for North London’s refugees and migrants. The students spent two hours taking part in drama activities designed to give them an insight into the experiences of a refugee. They were blindfolded, separated from their 'families', made to fill in complex forms and yelled at by border guards. Finally, they were rewarded with mince pies and hot chocolate before spending a surprisingly warm December night in their tents.
The students were interviewed for BBC Radio London and BBC Newsround as well as The Tottenham Journal. So keep an eye and ear out!
The students were hugely impressive throughout and have raised close to their target of £1000. If you would like to pledge a donation for this local charity - The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and he will catch up with you next term.
The Islington Centre is a local charity that offers support and guidance to people in this situation and it has been really heart-warming to see so many Year 8s throwing themselves into raising money for this project.
Finally, it has been a great pleasure leading Year 8 this autumn term and I wish everyone connected with it a very happy Christmas!
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