The TWGSB pupils have raised over £4,000 for YoungMinds, which aims to leave no child, teenager or young adult feeling isolated when dealing with issues surrounding mental health, and the grammar says it pledges full support for the work they undertake in schools and other organisations.
Last month house captains led the whole TWGSB Sixth Form in a fun run in fancy dress, with plenty of silly challenges and an obstacle course thrown in for good measure, raising £1,500.
Head of Year 13, Mrs Corp, said: “Congratulations to all who entered into the joyful spirit of the event. The costumes were incredibly imaginative and covered a wide range from a herd of 7ft dinosaurs, a Dumbledore and two sharks to a lobster, Dolly Parton and the cast of Scooby Doo.”
She added that it had been a ‘real tonic’ to see students all participating in the fundraising event after a year and a half of lockdowns: “It was a real tonic to see so many smiling faces after a long year of Covid restrictions.”
The students at TWGSB have organised a year of charity fundraising events, including cake sales, non-uniform days, and a Valentine’s Pie video, in addition to the fancy dress fun run. A total of over £4,500 has been raised over the past 12 months.
Commenting on the school’s fundraising efforts, Julia Garden, Community Engagement Officer at YoungMinds, said: “We are extremely grateful to Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys for organising a fun run to support YoungMinds and raise vital funds for our charity.
“Their generous contribution will ensure we can continue our work fighting for the mental health of children and young people across the UK.”