Last term, our year 8 pupils were completing the First Give programme during their Character sessions. The programme supports pupils to research charities in their local area and produce group presentations raising awareness of an issue they selected. This project demanded our pupils hone important presentation skills and work together effectively in teams. The First Give programme also provided a wonderful opportunity for pupils to cultivate their altruism and empathy when exploring issues concerning our local area.


In the final week of term, one group from each tutor group competed in the final. We were delighted so many parents came to support. The pupils were imaginative in how they engaged the audience and demonstrated real courage when addressing a large audience. The groups were judged by a representative from First Give, a manager from a local charity and Ms Witheford  from our school.


The winning group was from Brazil and their charity (North Enfield Foodbank) was awarded £1,00 from the First Give Team. Teams from Indonesia and China were awarded the second and third prizes with £250 donated to each of their charities.