During the course of the day, Grade 6 students led a Games Day for all other students in the school, including a bake sale and BBQ lunch (complete with slushies). The students had been moved by the images they saw of the damage and suffering caused by Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines in November, and they wanted to help. The students themselves came up with the idea of a Games Day and then spent several months planning the event, chairing their own meetings, writing emails and producing posters, among other things.
Mother Nature cooperated on the day, providing us with sunshine for our bake sale and BBQ lunch. In the end our students raised an amazing CHF 1400.00 which has been donated to the Red Cross to support their efforts in the Philippines where reconstruction work is still being carried out. As well as contributing to a good cause, the students learned much about planning and about working together to accomplish a goal.
The Grade 6 students did a fantastic job, and they were supported by the ISOCS community who were generous in their donations as well as being great consumers of cakes, slushies and bratwurst. Teachers also pitched in and made the event a true community affair. Thank you to all those who participated.