Monday 17 December 2007

Thursday 15 November 2007

Supermarket bag packing

On Saturday 10th November, 11 Lower 6th students from Bristol Grammar School spent 5 hours packing bags at the Clifton branch of Sainsbury’s. This raised £550 for Education for all and also raised awareness - we produced a leaflet on what we were doing and popped one into each carrier bag. As a fund-raiser, this seems to have lots going for it. The supermarket gains from a group of students assisting packing bags and chatting to shoppers. The students benefit as it needs planning, organisation and commitment. The School benefits from the PR and raised public awareness. Supermarkets vary in their willingness to allow students to bag-pack but we have always found Sainsbury’s particularly helpful.

Monday 22 October 2007

Foundations laid

The students from Bristol Grammar SchoolTwelve students from Bristol Grammar School raised nearly £5000 for Education For All and helped lay the foundations for our first boarding house in Asni.

Andrew Dimberline, Head of Leadership Development at Bristol Grammar School, first planned the 8-day trip back in September 2006 having been inspired by the Education For All project. He asked students to apply for a place on the trip and in their application to state how they would raise £200 for the project. A place on the trip was conditional on the students being able to raise these funds, not through a ‘parental donation’, but by fund-raising events.

Friday 13 July 2007

Charity Auction

A Charity Gala Dinner and Auction in aid of Education For All was held at the beautiful Jnane Tamsna, Marrakech Palmeraie on the 6th July 2007 and succeeded in raising over €11,000. There were some fabulous items up for grabs in the auction including holidays in Morocco and beyond. For more details and pictures of the event, please visit the Charity auction event mini-site.