Last week pupils at QEH went above and beyond with their fundraising efforts to support refugees escaping the fighting in Ukraine.
Year 9 alone raised £956.20 after Elliott, a student, spoke in assembly to encourage his peers to bring in money to raise money for RE:ACT, a disaster response team that relies on charitable donations.
In the assembly Elliott said:
"My dad was at QEH 30 years ago. He’s now working for a disaster response charity called RE:ACT.
In the last week, more than 1 million refugees (that’s more than two times the population of Bristol) have fled the fighting in Ukraine. RE:ACT has deployed a disaster response team to the border between Romania and Ukraine to help. They are also preparing to help welcome 200,000 refugees from Ukraine who are expected to arrive in the UK in the coming weeks.
Mrs Conquest suggested that we might want to do a fundraising event. The response team managed to get free flights to Romania, so my dad said if we can raise £500 that would pay for the disaster response team’s mission to Romania... covering their accommodation, food, transport, and visas. We might even be able to get them to come to school and tell us all about it."
The boys in Year 9 had hoped to raise £500 to fund the disaster response mission to Romania, but they managed this in excess!
Following additional fundraising events such as a cake sale, a nonschool uniform day, and collections at House Music, QEH has so far put together £3250 for Ukraine.