Fundraising & Next Steps
The ‘Malawi Committee’ will be set up in March and pupils will collate ideas and organise their first fundraising event by the end of March. Following this, there will be a fundraising event organised every month until the summer break. All pupils in the committee will be involved in setting targets for each fundraiser to contribute to the final sum (£) at the end of the school term. Anyone is welcome to join the committee even if they do not want to visit Malawi. Not everyone on the committee will be able to go.
S4 pupils who are interested in the project and would like to put their name forwards to join the committee, fundraise and visit Malawi should see Miss Young in the PE Department.
In order to help with the selection process, pupils will be required to demonstrate their commitment by participating in several fundraising events organised within school.
In June, all S4 pupils still interested will be required to write a ‘why me’ statement, indicating why they should be chosen to go to Malawi. In this should include why they would like to visit the school, what skills and qualities can they bring (as they have to deliver short sessions to our Malawian students) and what they would like to gain from the experience.
Lastly, pupils will be interviewed by Mrs Rooney (HT), Miss Young (PE Teacher), a member of staff from another school and a pupil from another school who has visited Malawi.