Christmas Bake Sale
Year 10 at MPW did a charity bake sale in December to raise money for WE Movement (formerly Free the Children). This was part of their voluntary work for their Duke of Edinburgh Award. The students spent time on narrowing down which charity they wanted to raise funds for and they finally decided on Free the Children as they wanted to give other children a chance to a better life as they felt very privileged for what they already had. All of the students contributed by spending a day in advance baking for the bake sale. This has taught them about giving without receiving and also how to be creative to raise money for such a good cause.
The preparation leading up to the bake sale involved the students contacting local bakeries and cake shops asking them to donate as well as designing a Christmassy poster for the event as it happened in December. On the day the students had to set up the bake sale as well as spending the day going to classrooms and the different buildings selling as many cupcakes as possible. They made sure that they took it in turns to go up and down the stairs to sell in the different buildings while the others were running the cake stall in 91 building. The bake sale was very successful and raised an impressive amount of £450! We are all grateful to everyone who contributed to the bake sale and who bought cakes from the students and we look forward to running another bake sale in the near future!