On Friday 6th October Etone College hosted their biggest Coffee Morning yet. The event was held to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support as our first Charity event of this academic year. As you are aware, Etone with the help of our Community Ambassadors take part in lots of events and initiatives to raise fund and show support to a number of local and national causes. Last year we were proud to take our total to £5788.52 since September 2021.
This year we have set the target of taking our total to over £10,000 by the summer and we are proud to say our success at the Macmillan event has propelled towards achieving it. As a staple of our Autumn term we like to invite our Year 7 parents into the school to join in with the fun as they eat cake and drink coffee whilst getting a chance to catch up with their child in the school environment. It was lovely to see how our pupils were able to convey the importance of the event and how it showed active citizenship, underpinning our Etone Values including caring. One parent describe the event as “a great way to introduce ourselves to the school. Supporting a very worthy cause and giving us a chance to see how good it is here for my son.” With plenty of cakes on offer our parents were also generous with their donations and we are pleased to say we raised a total of over £400 and counting, a record for this event. Whilst we will update you with a final total it takes us past the £6,000 mark.
During the morning two other special events took place. First of all it was the first full performance of our Etone Choir and School Band. The pupils had been busy rehearsing and played a full set list including some classics form the Beatles, a very heartfelt rendition of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen followed by their finale, a performance of their rendition of the Four Chord Song as made famous by the Axis of Awesome.
The other event which has to be mentioned was the Etone Bake-Off. With Mr Clinton hoping to clinch the win for a second year in the row the competition was rife. We had a record 14 entries and the competition was the toughest yet with Jammie Dodgers, pumpkin cakes and an exquisite lemon drizzle cake. Despite a valid effort from Mr Clinton coming second with his Sticky Toffee Cake whilst Miss Greenhalugh took the crown with her Victoria’s Secret Sponge, decorated with strawberries and cream.
We would like to thank all of our parents, staff and pupils for being involved and look forward to the next event.