This week students in Year 9 have helped Stanley High School raise money for Macmillan by supporting the cake sale held this morning.


On Monday and Thursday, our Year 9 helpers went into the local community posting leaflets to houses and local businesses inviting them into school to join us for a cake and a drink to be a part of such a great cause.  The students were excellent and thoroughly enjoyed posting the leaflets and engaging with the public on their travels, inviting them into our school.

As Friday came around it was then their turn to run the cake sale to the rest of the school students.  It was amazing to see how well they took control of the sale and contributed towards it being a complete sell out of cakes!  The students absolutely relished their roles and there was a fantastic demonstration of leadership and organisation skills on show. Well done to all who helped the running of the sale such a success.

Lastly, we would also like to say a huge thank you to students across the year groups who brought in cakes to sell.  We had a fantastic range of cakes and cookies on show which looked scrumptious!

The Coffee Morning was once again a huge success, in fact I would go so far as to say we surpassed all other years.  We had to get more tables out on two occasions to accommodate the number of people who attended.  We cannot thank you enough for your support in both supplying the cakes and then coming in to attend the morning.  Throughout the 2 hours there was a constant stream of visitors and quite a few ex staff also came back to see us.  The students providing the entertainment were, as always, a delight to see.  But most of all we must congratulate the students who were serving, tidying and washing up – they were an absolute credit to themselves – if this was one of your children, please make sure you congratulate them and they now have no excuses for not tidying up and helping out at home!  We do not have a final figure raised but I am sure we will make a difference for Macmillan Cancer who do an invaluable job in the most difficult circumstances and deserve all the support they can get.