Colfe’s community spirit

The Colfe’s community has been showing its rainbow spirit by pulling together in remarkable ways during the coronavirus lockdown.

Pupils, staff and parents have been coming up with some inspiring ways to show their appreciation and support for local NHS staff and key workers.

From our youngest pupils drawing fantastic rainbow pictures to Sixth Form students running marathons, the effort has been impressive.

Here’s a round-up of some of the things the school community have achieved so far:

  • Junior School got creative producing some wonderful Easter messages and rainbow artwork, including a thank you to the NHS heroes at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust;
  • Year 9 pupils and parents came together to raise nearly £600 to buy tea, coffee and much-needed snacks for NHS staff at Darent Valley Hospital. In total, they purchased 330 cups of hot chocolate, 14 kilos of instant coffee, 112 muffins, 36 kilos of sugar, 8,800 teabags and 24 bottles of squash;
  • Year 12 student, Alice, completed a marathon by running 6k every day for a week – raising over £700 for NHS Charities Together;
  • Conor, Year 13 also ran a marathon – but in his back garden! Conor was due to run the Manchester Marathon on 9 April but after it was cancelled he did an astonishing 1,200 laps of his garden instead. He has raised a fantastic £215;
  • Year 13 student, Frank and Old Colfeian Ben together raised over £1,000 for the NHS by shaving off their hair;
  • Spencer Drury, Director of Sixth Form, delivered safety goggles from the school’s Physics Department to the Fairfield Practice in Charlton and to the Eltham Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Thank you to everyone for the fundraising efforts and continuing support at this challenging time.




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