Following the overwhelming reaction from the entire school to the MAD (Making a Difference) challenge set down earlier this term for each child to raise £15 for a school bag for a child in Nepal, Hazlegrove welcomed back the School in a Bag team during the last week of term.
On a blisteringly hot afternoon, the Pre-Prep and Years 7 and 8 packed over 200 bags. It was tremendous fun and the children were earnest in their approach, taking their role seriously whilst enjoying the satisfaction that someone less fortunate than themselves would benefit from their fundraising.
This was just the first phase of packing, Hazlegrove had responded to the challenge by raising £8385.50 which accounts for an extraordinary 559 bags. Next term, the rest of the school will have their turn to pack bags as well as the key fundraisers returning to pack more bags.
It was certainly a satisfying way to finish the term knowing that collectively we had all gone MAD!