Preston Muslim Girls High School is dedicated to giving back into the community just as much as we care for the girls that come through our doors.
Every half term of the school, we aim to raise monies on a local, national and on an international level.
This is where we involve the pupils, the staff and the community. This allows the learners an opportunity to manage events on a self-regulating scale and allows the opportunity to gain confidence and independence.
At PMGHS we have a specialist prefect team for fundraising and community activities, this responsibility allows them to create a sense of empathy with others, concern and compassion, it has an increasing ability to reflect upon the state of society and people around them which not only reflect the Islamic values but the shared British Values.
Spring Term 1
Spring term saw the pupils supporting Refuge which is a charity that helps with Domestic Violence.
Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety a representative from the charity visited school and delivered a whole school assembly to educate pupils on how the charity helps women and children.
They aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear.
Various activities were completed to raise money for the charity, from making handmade necklaces to classroom tidy outs to sponsored silences and learning self-defence.
We have raised for Refuge:
Autumn Term 2
This terms charity we will be helping to raise money for the Baby Beat Appeal. The aim for the charity is to maintain and raise standards in prevention care and foetal wellbeing at the Sharoe Green Maternity Unit, Royal Preston Hospital.
Baby Beat Appeal
“We are enormously grateful to the students and staff at Preston Girls Muslim High School who have nominated the Baby Beat Appeal as their chosen charity for the next 3 months. Our fantastic Volunteer Ambassador Shirley Murray met up with the students and staff recently and was given a warm welcome when she attended one of their assemblies. Massive thank you to Shirley, staff and students for their amazing support, truly truly appreciated x ”
The pupils raised a phenomenal amount of £4716.75 through a series of events of fundraisers. Each class had their own business enterprise that they used to raise money. From afternoon teas to sponsored treasured hunts and crazy sock days to Harry Potter quizzes, the various classes did a number of events to raise the funds.
Everyone at the school became involved including Assistant Headteacher Mr Patel who took to the skies to do the sky dive and raised over £1000.
Bags of Love Appeal – To help comfort children in Syrian hospitals
At PMGHS we are extremely proud of our pupils and their charity endeavours and we have chosen to work alongside Merseyaid and take part in the ‘Bags of Love Appeal’. Merseyaid is a local charity based in Liverpool, whose generous work helps refugees across the world. Their Bags of Love project will involve making small bags of gifts to send to children caught in the fatal war in Syria, who have been traumatised by their experiences.
When children are brought into the hospitals, there is no provision for a quiet space and due to the shortage of staff there is rarely anyone with time to comfort them. With this in mind the doctors working in the hospitals have requested ‘Bags of Love’ which will contain things that will help to keep the children distracted and maybe offer them some comfort.
Each bag needs to contain 5 items and we are therefore requesting that our pupils donate one of the 5 items as listed below.
Year 7 A hand drawn picture with a note telling the child that we care, we think of them and that we are reaching out to them
Year 8 A packet of sweets which are halal
Year 9 An outdoor toy such as a tennis ball, skipping rope, yoyo etc.
Year 10 A pack of felt tip pens or pencil crayons (with a sharpener) and a writing pad
Year 11 A soft toy – no bigger than 10” in height – it does not have to be new just as long as it is clean and undamaged
From Monday 12 December pupils should place their item into the correct labelled boxes which will be
located in the school hall. All items must be received by midday on Friday 16 December 2016.
Thank you for joining with us to help others in their time of need.
Autumn Term 1
This terms charity we will be helping to raise money to sponsor an orphan.
PMGHS in conjunction with Al Imdaad are working together in sponsoring an orphan in Sri Lanka. PMGHS will sponsor 18 orphan’s in total over the course of the year. If any one would like to help donate towards this wonderful cause, please free to contact the school.