School that just keeps on giving

Collecting money for charity is a feature of most schools and Notre Dame Catholic College in Everton is no different.

The school is committed to helping those less fortunate and rise to any level to make a difference to the lives of others. The pupils have given generously to a number of charities this year.

Since September 2013 Notre Dame has held fund raising events for CAFOD, the British Heart Appeal and Breast Cancer Research but the biggest effort went into collecting for Sports Relief during March.

Each day for one week, the physical education department put on activities during lunchtime that encouraged the pupils to donate in fun ways. The pupils could bounce as much as they wanted on the trampoline, take on members of staff in table tennis and a Kilimanjaro Challenge or play football and netball against staff teams.

The finale on Friday 21 March was a run or walk around the area of Everton Park that surrounds the sports centre and the new school building.

Headteacher, Frances Harrison, said: “The old school in Everton Valley had limited outdoor space and so it was a fantastic experience to be part of the run or walk in an area that was green although quite undulating.

“Full use was made of the area surrounding the sports centre and a course was set up that physically challenged all pupils and staff.

“The pupils, as usual, gave their all, with some of the boys taking the run very seriously, going all out to be the first to complete the mile circuit.

“Others took it at a more leisurely pace, but in the end it was the taking part that was the most important feature and the communal effort made to raise funds for a great cause.

“The physical effort required to complete the course left pupils and staff with a feeling of euphoria and some even questioned why it could not be more regular challenge”.

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