Following on from last year’s hugely successful Theme Week, “Africa in all its Glory”, this year’s theme week – which runs from Monday 29th June – will have the theme of “Fantasy”.
Theme Week allows the Manor House pupils and staff to immerse themselves in a particular topic, to investigate its challenges, cultural differences, lifestyles, history and traditions, whilst raising money for charity. The school is transformed for the week by Mrs Teresa Williams, our Head of Art and Drama, who masterminds the event and via the donation of items from our active parent body and helpers.
Last year saw the school decorated in African shields, artwork and carvings – with the distinct rumble of African drumming greeting visitors and pupils alike.
A large part of Theme Week is to support either one or a number of charities, who usually visit the school throughout the week to hold workshops and assemblies for the girls. We had three charities last year; The Born Free Foundation, The Watato Foundation and Water Aid. We have also raised over a £1000 for World Bicycle Relief, providing bicycles to a number of African girls to enable them to get to school and obtain an education.
This year is looking to be no different, with the Year 10 girls running the charity afternoon on Friday 3rd July.
All girls up to and including Year 9 will be off timetable and enjoying all of the activities made available. Year 10 girls will continue with their timetabled lessons as normal but will still be able to attend and run selected workshops.
We will keep you updated with our chosen charity and planned activities for this year’s Theme Week!