Year 11s Solace Women’s Aid Fundraiser

As part of their Islam and Citizenship programme, Year 11s completed a unit on public speaking with a view to using those skills post Key Stage 4.

Earlier in their programme of study, the girls learned about domestic abuse, its insidious nature and how there has been an increase in this hidden crime since the country first  encountered lockdown measures.
The girls were tasked with undertaking a Citizenship campaign, where they used their well honed public speaking skills to raise money for one of our partner organisations – Solace Women’s Aid.
Students were tasked with an Apprentice/Dragon’s Den challenge whereby they had to deliver a pitch to our guest adjudicator, prominent Islamic and UK Family Lawyer, Ms Aina Khan OBE. She was joined on the panel by her business partner, Mr Imran Safdar.
Four groups of Year 11 students competed to win the top donation for Solace Women’s Aid. The best presentation won the top donation, a sum of £200 maa shaa Allaah allahumma baarik! This was won by Team Solaceters. As part of their presentation, the Solaceters prepared a mock crime scene which was intended to depict the aftermath in a real life case. The impressive display was a hard hitting reminder of the devastation that domestic abuse can lead to.
In total, all four groups garnered donations totalling £475, a great achievement by our current Year 11 cohort, maa shaa Allaah allaahumma baarik. The judges said they were hugely impressed by the calibre of the students and their commitment to such a worthwhile cause.
Well done to all the teams: Solaceters, Lotus, Unison and Runners.