Year 8 First give competition

Friday 17th May saw the culmination of a whole terms work for our Year 8 pupils. Since February, they have all been involved in the highly inspirational First Give programme; a programme designed to harness the pupil’s tenacity and talents to improve our local community. Each form group spent time meticulously researching local charities before deciding on which one they wanted to support. From this point on it was all about social action; with pupil’s organising a range of activities to raise both awareness and much-needed funds for their chosen charities. We had a flurry of bake sales along with novel ideas such as football tournaments, basketball competitions along with positivity walls and ‘camp outs’. All in all the pupils did a great job and all of the charities supported will receive some money. The First Give programme ends with a grand final where a team of pupils from each form present their social action to a panel of five judges; all hoping to win the grand prize of £1000 for their chosen charity. The final was hotly contested with all those present unsure about who would walk away with the prize. In the end the prize went to the team from 8Annan and their chosen charity; Sufra Foodbank. Felicity, the First Give coordinator commented that this was the best final to date with all groups putting on an excellent presentation. Congratulations to all involved!