Our NSPCC prefects with Catherine Johnson from the NSPCC and Mrs O'Shaughnessy
Since 1948, when Mrs Anderson, one of the founder Headteachers, chose the NSPCC as High March's school charity, the girls have been fundraising with various activities.
Each year two prefects are chosen to continue this tradition. Their first challenge is to run the NSPCC stall at the Christmas Fayre selling donated items. The takings from the house stalls run by Year 6 representatives are also dedicated to the charity. The Christmas Harrods' Bear raffle, introduced by Mrs Jess Griffiths in 1984 and maintained ever since, is always popular. A number of collections are taken at events during the year including the Christmas Carol service and plays. Further funds are raised by the girls organising fun activities such as writing Christmas poems, making and parading Easter bonnets, guessing the number of chocolate eggs in a container, mufti days and making a scarecrow from fabric, fruit and vegetables.
All the activities are enthusiastically supported by the girls and provide a great deal of fun and entertainment. Over the years a number of volunteer adult representatives from the NSPCC have visited the school to explain the importance of the role of the charity and how the money raised by the school has helped young people. To date the school has raised £39 261.77 but this sum continues to grow, thanks to the hard work and generosity of both the girls and their parents, which has always been a High March tradition.