There are three Houses at Abbey Gate College Senior School and Sixth Form; Hastings, Marmion and Ripley, each named after 13th Century Abbotts that are part of the College site dating back to its monastic heritage.
The nature of the Houses is to encourage healthy competition between students and staff as well as enhancing the sense of community, through quizzes, drama, music and sporting competitions. We also hold House Charity days, always a fabulously fun day and something we all look forward to.
In addition, every House point awarded throughout the year to each student equates to 10p, donated by the College to add to the balance each House raises through traditional fundraising activities.
In a Whole School Assembly (Senior School) yesterday, representatives from the three selected House Charities were in attendance to find out just how much was raised over the last academic year for each.
This was the first year that each House had a dedicated charity, rather than all working towards raising funds for just one cause. And in truth House rivalry style, competitiveness seems to be a strong driving factor to the incredible success in raising funds by each House.
Hastings were supporting the Joshua Tree, a charity who provide emotional and wellbeing support to children and their families affected by childhood cancers, at diagnosis and beyond.
Supported by Marmion, Claire House Children’s Hospice helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life.
Ripley supported Alder Hey Children’s Charity, who raise vital funds to help make Alder Hey Children’s Hospital a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 330,000 patients and families they care for every year.
The incredible fundraising efforts of our Community means that a staggering £8038.99 was raised in the last academic year!
As a Community we are thrilled to have been able to support the work of these incredible charities.