YOUNG PEOPLE AT MOUNTAIN ASH COMPREHENSIVE MAKING A DIFFERENCE BY SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES
Students from Mountain Ash Comprehensive have been tackling social issues by supporting local charities as part of a Programme provided by educational charity First Give. Teams of secondary school students have the chance to win a total of £1,500 for charities that they have chosen in Mountain Ash’s whole School Final on July 12th at 5 p.m. At the School Final, a number of teams will be competing to win up to £1,000 for a local charity. The Programme has seen students in Year nine researching charities in the local area, visiting these charities to learn about the work they do and producing presentations about them. The best teams from each class participating in the Programme will progress to the School Final to compete for first, second and third prizes of £1,000, £250 and £250 for their charities. Mrs. S. Evans, the Head teacher of Mountain Ash Comprehensive has commented “The First Give project has inspired our Year nine students with a sense of community whilst at the same time developing their team work, research and presentation skills. It has enabled the school to build closer links with a range of charities within the local area and has raised awareness of worthwhile causes across the school. We are very proud of all the students who have taken part and of the Religious Studies department who have led this initiative.” On July 12th the eight week Programme culminates as the top teams in the year group will compete to see who demonstrates the most dedication to their charity and originality in their presentation and the winners of the grants will be announced.