This is testament to the effort and dedication of our students, from Primary and throughout Secondary, in terms of their desire to spread awareness of every child’s right to an education and their commitment to make a difference.
However, one student in particular, was a stand-out star!
Jojo Guo, one of our Year 9 students, was truly inspirational throughout. She was involved from everything, from taking a leading role in her House during the challenge; delivering an awareness lesson to Year 5 students; translating articles from Chinese into English for Oxfam; carrying out the sponsored walk into school; opting for the rice-only lunch to raise funds, and even taking a leading part in writing the submission for our ‘Make it Right’ whole-school entry.
More than this however, she took it upon herself to organise a trip to a local Chinese Primary school: Puiching Primary. Her, and a few other year 9 students (Elif Yolcu, Peter Chong and Jimin Chung) delivered an entire lesson in Chinese to promote the need for every child to receive an education. As well as this, Jojo set them the challenge of initiating their own project to promote the cause, which Puiching gratefully took on. They ended up hosting a Saturday fair where all funds raised went towards their two selected educational charities: ‘Yuexiu district foundation’ and ‘Guangdong Province Red Scarf foundation’. They ended up raising an astonishing 168,662RMB!
Jojo, this is phenomenal and would not have happened without you and the time, passion and commitment that you demonstrated from start to finish. Well done and we are extremely proud of you as a school.