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'Tis the season for giving

20 December 2019

Westminster City School would like to thank all who have donated to different charitable causes during our Michaelmas term 2019.

While a number of events in November and December raised funds for our School’s Inspiring Musical Futures programme, which aims to give free instrumental lessons to each Year 7 pupil, our School has also been collecting for Save The Children and local charity, The Passage.

At the end of November, a packed audience at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square, were wowed by our Choir and numerous musical ensembles who performed pieces as varied as Queen’s We Are The Champions, Boys II Men’s End Of The Road and You’ve Got A Friend In Me, from the Toy Story soundtrack. This event raised over £500 towards our Inspiring Musical Futures programme.

Our talented Choir remained exceptionally busy in the run up to Christmas, with an event at the luxurious St James Court, A Taj Hotel in London, resulting in a £200 donation. In addition, our Choir’s carol singing at Victoria station collected over £70 towards music provision at our School.

Last week, our annual Westminster City School Xmas Factor saw pupils and staff perform in our Main Hall. Over £250 was raised towards buying a new School piano. These funds were supported by our Business Studies Department, whose pupils were running their own stalls as part of a Young Enterprise Award.

Ms Sarah Mole, Assistant Headteacher at Westminster City School, said: “As well as thanking all for their generous donations towards our Inspiring Musical Futures programme, we are very grateful to the amazing group of parents/carers who helped with on-the-night organisation of many of these events. Special thanks must also go to Year 12 parent, Ms Lochore, for donating raffle prizes. Last but by no means least, I would like to thank all our staff who have supported our pupils by attending these wonderful events.”

Further fundraising this term saw more than £360 donated on Friday 13 December, as all at Westminster City School were invited to take part in Christmas Jumper Day for Save The Children. In addition, our annual Carol Service, at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, saw over £560 raised for local charity, The Passage, which aims to end homelessness. Earlier in December, a number of pupils from Hill house, nominated by form tutors for being excellent members of our School community, visited The Passage to learn more about this very worthy organisation.

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