Year 11 students from Chapel-en-le-Frith welcomed national charity The Teenage Cancer Trust into school last week to present them with a cheque for £1805. The money, raised largely from a sponsored walk involving almost all of the year group, will go to support the funding of specialist cancer units for 12 to 24-year-olds.
Accepting the cheque on the charity's behalf, Teenage Cancer Trust Education and Awareness manager, Kelly Scott said: "As a charity which relies upon fundraising in order to continue our work helping young people fight cancer, we are delighted to accept this donation from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School. We cannot thank the pupils enough for their hard work and support."
Headteacher Simon Grieves added “We are always delighted to support a worthy cause like the Teenage Cancer Trust which does so much good work. The school has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the Trust since our first involvement with them in 1998; we look forward to many more years of working together to support young people.”
At Chapel-en-le-Frith High School we believe that improving the literacy skills of our students is essential if they are to have the best chance of success throughout their education and in their future careers. Research shows that the single most effective way to improve literacy skills is to read regularly.
In order to encourage students to develop a life-long love of reading, and improve their literacy skills into the bargain, we give many of our students the opportunity to follow the Accelerated Reader programme during year 7, 8 and 9. Throughout this programme students are set personal targets to achieve and we offer many rewards and treats along the way. Local businesses have agreed to support us with this programme and have generously contributed donations of vouchers, prizes and money in order to help us to improve the provision of books and rewards for students taking part in the Accelerated Reading programme. If you are interested in finding out more or supporting our school with this please contact Mrs Dobson (firstname.lastname@example.org) We would like to thank the businesses listed below for their support in promoting literacy at Chapel-en-le-Frith High:
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