Students Raise Money For Morocco Earthquake Appeal

"I'm very proud of our students for their quick thinking and compassion."

Beverley Young, Charities Co-Ordinator

Students raise over £1000 for Morocco Earthquake Appeal

Following the tragic news of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Morocco on 8th September, WGS students quickly launched a fundraising appeal for the British Red Cross Morocco Earthquake Appeal.

Senior School students were invited to wear accessories in the colour of the Moroccan flag to show their support on Friday 15th September and collections were held during tutor time.

The campaign was the idea of Upper Sixth student Esha, who was part of a group of ten students and three staff who in February this year embarked on a volunteering expedition to Morocco in partnership with educational charity, Association Aghbalou. The group visited L’École de Douar Shib, a primary school 15 miles outside of Marrakech, to teach English, Art, Music and Sport to pupils.

The fundraising was a huge success and over £1000 was raised. 

Our Charities & Community Action Co-ordinator, Mrs Young, who was one of the three members on the Morocco Expedition said:

I’m very proud of our students for their quick thinking and compassion. They have shown great initiative and determination to raise money for the Morocco Earthquake Appeal. Their efforts are a testament to the strong values of our school community.”
Beverley Young, Charities Co-Ordinator

Proud to be one of the oldest schools in the country but forward-looking in our approach.