At the beginning of each term, the Student Shura select a charity, and this year the first charity they chose to work with was the Baby Beat Appeal.

The pupils raised a phenomenal amount of £4716.75 through a series of events. Each Form had their own business enterprise and they used this to raise money. Activities and events varied from afternoon tea to sponsored treasure hunts and fun filled crazy socks days.

Everyone at the school became involved with the Baby Beat Appeal Charity, and the highlight of it was Mr Patel (Assistant Head teacher) who took part in a sky dive -he raised an amazing £1500. Well done Mr Patel!

Refuge

For women and children. Against domestic violence

The beginning of the Spring term saw pupils supporting “Refuge” which is a charity that helps with Domestic Violence.

A representative from the charity visited Preston Muslim Girls High School and delivered a whole school assembly to educate pupils on how the charity helps women and children.

Refuge aims to empower women and children to rebuild their lives- free from violence and fear.

Pupils and Staff undertook various activities to raise money for the charity, from making handmade necklaces to classroom tidy outs to sponsored silences and learning self-defence.

The total amount raised for “Refuge” was £1193.76.

Orphan sponsorship

During the autumn term, PMGHS were privileged to work with Al Imdaad Foundation Charity to sponsor 14 orphans in Sri Lanka and this is an endeavour we hope to continue each year.

The generous donations from pupils and parents will help these orphans with their education and provide clothing and food for the duration of the year. Pupils were encouraged to raise money through random acts of kindness within the community and through their circles of family and friends.

Appeal for Syria

Our Final charity of the year will be supporting in buying equipment for hospitals in Syria, working collaboratively with Ummah Welfare Trust (UWT) Our target is to raise over £3000 through a one day event being held in the Royal Banqueting Hall with various nasheeds, speeches and stalls available to the wider community. This will be followed by a 3 course meal for all to enjoy.

Community

Jewish Festivals

Year 8 pupils had a very special guest speaker attend their RE lesson– Amy Troner, whose family is one of the small number of Jewish families in Preston enlightened our pupils about Jewish festivals.
The pupils enjoyed the reading of a blessing that is read on Shabbatt, alongside looking at a miniature Torah and the plate that holds significant Passover finger food.

Edgehill Students

Pupils from PMGHS were chosen to take part in an educational programme in conjunction with First Ethical and Edgehill University. This programme has been designed to educate the future RE teachers of the country. Our pupils helped the PGCE students understand more about Islam and its role in Great Britain as a Multi Faith and Multi-cultural Society.

International Food Festival

The school held a food festival to celebrate the diversity we and the many backgrounds our staff descend from. Food was enjoyed from as far away as East Africa to the West of Mexico.