School Announces Inaugural Giving Day in Aid of Bursaries Fund

3rd May 2024

Highfield and Brookham School is excited to announce its inaugural Giving Day, a two-day fundraising extravaganza taking place on Friday 28th June and Saturday 29th June 2024. This exciting event aims to raise vital funds for the Highfield School Centenary Bursaries Fund, ensuring deserving children have the opportunity to experience a Highfield and Brookham education.

The Giving Day promises to be a fun-filled event for the entire school community. Every child, from Nursery to Year 8, will be actively involved in age-appropriate sponsorship challenges and fundraising initiatives.

The little bakers in Nursery will be whipping up delicious treats for a delightful bake sale. Our youngest athletes in Reception get ready to participate in a sponsored walk. Year 1 will nurture a love for plants with a plant sale and put their agility to the test in an obstacle race. Year 2 will embrace a simpler life with an ‘off-grid’ day, learning valuable lessons about sustainability. Year 3 will be holding a read-a-thon, celebrating the joy of reading. Year 4 will embark on a sponsored colour run, virtually conquering the distance to Paris. Year 5 will put their football skills to the test in a sponsored football challenge. Make a splash! Year 6 will make a splash as they participate in a sponsored swim challenge. Keeping with the water theme, Year 7 will run a car wash and also support Year 8 in there 24-hour row.

To add some extra excitement and motivate the fundraising efforts, for every £5,000 raised, a member of the senior leadership team will face a daring forfeit. Mr Figgis, Head of Upper Prep, has bravely pledged to allow a pupil to shave his head.  We can only wait and see if the children can reach their ambitious target.

There will also be the opportunity to bid on exciting promises donated by Highfield and Brookham staff in a special raffle. From bagpipe lessons and scuba diving adventures to a coveted lunch in the Head’s office, there’s something for everyone.

Parents can also enjoy a day of friendly competition at the Family Golf Day, generously sponsored by Knight Frank. They can also choose to relax and recharge with a selection of wellness classes thoughtfully offered by Silver Linings Wellbeing. All the fun will culminate at the outdoor rock concert, Highfest, on Saturday afternoon with a bar generously sponsored by Ranger Home Care.

All funds raised during the Giving Day will directly benefit the Highfield School Centenary Bursaries Fund.  These bursaries provide transformative educational opportunities for talented and deserving children who might not otherwise be able to afford a private education.

Join us on the 28th and 29th of June for a fun-filled and impactful Giving Day. Together, we can change lives.