International Club’s summer charity bake sale
This term, the BHGS International club raised more than £200 for Save the Children, which has projects running in Ukraine and Afghanistan, among other countries and conflict zones. The students from the club, who have all arrived at BHGS from schools outside the UK, made the money by running a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party themed bake sale and selling craft items created during club meetings. Club member Nourya M said: ”I really enjoyed doing the charity event because it was to help others. This sentiment was repeated by many other club members including Victoria A who mentioned that she: ‘…was pleased to take part in the charity event because it was something that benefitted other people. I also had fun baking with friends’. All the club members, along with three sixth form helpers, got involved in making the cakes for the bake sale on Friday 27 May, most of which were made in the school food room on the Thursday evening before the sale. As Jolie K who really enjoyed getting involved in the event commented: ‘I was amazed by what everyone had baked’. The pupils who supported the sale were spoilt for choice with two tables full of fantastic cakes and sweet treats. These ranged from a multi-coloured Alice in Wonderland cake created by Victoria and Despoina A – who said that she really loved making the cake – to Indian sweet treats and Hong Kong street food. Pupils could also pay to have a traditional afternoon tea with sandwiches and scones. Juliana K and Heather L who both were involved in making cakes and treats, also mentioned how much fun it was to sell the cakes. It was the members of the International Club who chose the charity that would benefit from the event. All proceeds raised from the bake sale went to Save the Children and the club members were able to supplement the total from cake and treat sales by selling bracelet kits and offering biscuit decorating.
Well done to our International Club and to Mrs Neesham for supporting them with such commitment!