Balshaw’s Church of England High School

Lenten Charity Fortnight from Monday 12th March until Friday 23rd March

12 – 23 March 2018

Lenten Charity Fortnight is from Monday 12th March until Friday 23rd March and our chosen charities this year are: Meningitis UK and Barnados.

We have a range of activities and events taking place to help support these amazing charities.

Non Uniform Day - Friday 23rd March  – pay £1 to take part. Payment deadline is Wednesday 21st March 2018

House Cake Sales - Congratulations to all students who baked and brought cakes to be sold at the House Cake Sales. Farington & Worden raised a massive £203.10 and a massive £175.52 was raised by Clayton and Cuerden. Well done to all this is a fantastic achievement!

Chance to win £75 for the House with most students buying food on the following days:
CLAYTON Tuesday 13th March, FARINGTON Thursday 15th March, CUERDEN Tuesday 20th March, WORDEN Thursday 22nd March - which house will win??


CL4 Tutor Group will be holding a tuck shop from Monday 12th March until Friday 16th March, at break time, in Room 46.

CL3 are holding a 'win every-time' Easter themed raffle lucky dip every break time 10:20-10:40am and lunch time from 12:40-1pm in room 44 from Monday 19th for the week. Instant win tickets are priced at 40p for one ticket or 3 for £1. Posters around the school show the prizes up for grabs, or pop along to see for yourself!

CL1/CL2 will be selling homemade bath bombs in room 45 at break and lunch on Thursday and break time of Friday. 25p for small ones and 50p for large ones.

CU2 - students have been given empty smartie tubes and been asked to fill them with coins. Total from 4 tubes is £9.42 - 21 more due in this week so that total will rise!

CU3 Students - individual fundraising events!

Ryan Downes, in CU3, has done a sponsored swim and cycle event to raise money for Lenten Charities. He cycled more than six miles over MTB rough terrain and swam four miles over four nights. Well done to Ryan who raised a fabulous £86.55 through sponsorship. He is also hoping to raise more money by baking cakes and biscuits and selling them in school. We look forward to hearing how much is raised.

Matthew Brown, in CU3, organised a tennis tournament for adults and young children to raise money for Lenten Charities. This event was a great success despite the very chilly weather! Matthew got sponsors from Cheeky Monkeys, Rascals, Screwfix and Heaven on Earth and Matthew arranged that winners got prizes too! Along with the tennis tournament, Matthew also planned a raffle on the day. Well done to Matthew who raised an amazing £75 with his event.

More news to follow of the epic amount CU3 have raised this year . . . 

Ryan and Matthew are pictured below:

FN2 - Do you want to do an egg hunt???  Egg hunt Rm35, Wed & Thurs lunchtime 1.00pm-1.30pm.  Everyone a winner, 50p to enter.  All eggs found have a raffle ticket attached, enter the draw to will the golden egg!  Ask FN2 or Miss Lockhart for more information.

FN5, FN6, WN5 and WN6 are having a 'FN vs WN' football match after school on Thursday 22nd March. Good luck teams!

WN2 have a 'guess the amount of sweets in the jar' activity. Wonder how many there are?

Worden House Act of Kindness
From Thursday 15th March Easter Chickens and message tags will be on sale for 50 pence during break and lunch. Students and staff can buy one and write a message of kindness to someone in school. They will be given to the lucky recipients next week!

Lenten Charity Football Tournament for Year 7 and Year 8 students
On Tuesday 20th March, after school, on the 3G pitch. You will need to pay £1 and you can give the money in at the start of the tournament. 

Let us work together to help raise as much money as possible for Meningitis UK and Barnados.

Thank you in advance for your support.