Talented students and the Parent Teacher Association at Lynn’s King Edward VII High School have helped raise more than £300 for charity.
This was through a Christmas concert staged at the school organised by Year 10 student Alice Crome and the music department – and featured performances from students from all ages.
It was all in aid of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation and leading up to the concert Alice contacted the CLDF for more information and secured banners, posters balloons and wristbands to sell to the audience.
On the evening a wide variety of music was performed, from the wind band performing “Hello Dolly”, to a fantastic performance of the Debussy piano solo “Premier Arabesque” by the talented Seb Taylor. More contemporary songs were also played including “What goes around” and a crowd-pleasing finale of a Mumford & Sons drum kit, piano and vocal mash-up featuring two extremely charismatic and gifted performers, Frazer Stanford and Chris Yong.
No Christmas concert would be complete without more traditional festive offerings “Step into Christmas”, “Somewhere only we know” and “Silent Night”.
The PTA provided delicious home-made cakes and drinks at the interval and generously donated all the profits to the charity being supported.
Over recent years the PTA has provided a huge amount of extra resources to the school, including most recently £5,000 of camera equipment to the Art department to allow them to offer GCSE and A Level Photography courses; a class set of new, state-of-the-art microscopes for the Science Department; a class set of new sewing machines for the Design Technology Department; and an electro-acoustic guitar, microphones and PA system for the Music Department.
Without a dedicated team of volunteers to run fundraising events such support to the students of the school could not be offered.
Currently, the PTA is a recruiting new members, particularly parents of students at the school and anyone interested in supporting the work of the PTA, in whatever capacity they can, should contact the school for more information and speak to Mariegold Nicholls or Jo Thrower on 01553 773606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The next PTA event is a craft fair, featuring local crafts and hand-made items, featuring a wide variety of stalls – jewellery, art, ironmongery, textiles, re-fashioned furniture, cakes, sweet treats, pinboards, cushions, sock monkeys etc.
These could be perfect for last minute Mother’s Day or Easter gifts and this event will be held on Saturday, March 29, in the main school hall, from 10am-4pm, entrance is free. Anyone interested in becoming a stallholder should contact the school on the details above.