Happy New Year to everyone, I hope that you have all had a great Christmas break. Although extra curricular activities are currently suspended all teams should continue with preparing their presentations and completing the advocacy work for their charities. We are planning at this stage if possible to carry on with the in-school competitions and assessed presentations, leading to the final taking place on the evening of Wednesday 9th March, but I will keep everyone updated as we know more. Good luck to the teams with the great work that you are doing for your charities, helping to make the world a better place in these difficult times.
An update on Charity Challenge so far this year – the school visits have been going well and great progress has been made by the teams, who have now contacted their charities and started to research the information that they will need to put together their presentations. They are also making plans to undertake the all-important advocacy work that will help to raise awareness of the amazing work undertaken by their charities.
After Christmas, the teams will hold their in-school competitions to decide which team from each school will go through to the final at the Mountain View Innovation Centre on the evening of the 9th of March. It will be great to see the results of all their hard work!
The ‘Meet the Charities’ Day that took place last Friday was a great success. The level of interest and engagement from the students who attended was very impressive. It was also great to be able to meet up with representatives of the Manx based charities. Thank you to everyone who attended and to everyone who made this event possible. I now look forward to receiving the student charity choices by Tuesday 9th November. Well done to everyone who attended.
The ‘Meet the Charities’ day will take place on Friday 15th October this year, at St Andrew’s Church. Teams from each school will be allocated an hour to come and ‘Meet the Charities.’ There will be representatives from island based charities available, to talk about their amazing work. There will also be information available about the work of UK based charities participating in the Charity Challenge.
I am delighted to confirm the launch of the One World Charity Challenge for 2021 to 2022! I will shortly be visiting all secondary schools on the island to launch the project for this year, giving the students the opportunity to learn about this amazing opportunity to make a real difference in the world.
Well we finally made it after two postponements, and congratulations to all the teams who got through to this year’s Charity Challenge Final, you were all absolutely brilliant! Well done for winning funding for your chosen charities and successfully promoting their work.
Our 2021 winners were Ramsey Grammar School, representing Leprosy Mission IOM, who’s interpretation of the project was very imaginative. Runners-up and winners of the Award for Advocacy, were Castle Rushen High School representing The Pahar Trust Nepal, and in third place were Ballakermeen High School on behalf of Send a Cow. All the teams had researched their charities thoroughly, and demonstrated this very professionally. They have shown great determination in completing the project to such a high standard, especially through such a difficult time and everyone attending the event was very impressed with the results. Well done to all!
We are now almost ready for the One World Charity Challenge Final 2021, after a sad cancellation in 2020, and two postponed dates this year. Huge well done and congratulations to the teams that completed the In-school competitions and raised money for their charities in doing so. Your hard work has improved the lives of other people in the world and contributed to the Sustainable Development Goals.
So to the Finalist who will take part in the Inter School Final on Wednesday 16th June. Congratulations!
The charities represented by the teams this year are:
PAHAR TRUST NEPAL – Castle Rushen High School
Harrison Pickard, Emily Thompson, Alex McGuire, Ava Shaw, Josie Laisney & Holly Roberts
SEND A COW – Ballakermeen High School
Rachel Craig, Holly Louise Talbot, Becci Lumb, Morgan Lavery & George Venables
GLOBAL ACTION NEPAL – King Williams College
Scarlett Sadler, Ava Treutler, Jasmine Harding, Alice Gibson, Christina Adcock & Sophie Long
KIDS CLUB KAMPALA – Queen Elizabeth II High School
Eliana Kneen, Lottie Owen, Lisa McMullin & Evie Butterworth
LEPROSY MISSION IOM – Ramsey Grammar School
Arabella Ayen, Adam Shaw, Daniel Garrett, Craig Huxham, Eliott Nash & Tom Willis
PLAY ACTION INTERNATIONAL – St Ninian’s High School
Molly Preston Charlotte Williams, Amber Moore, Holli Dentith & Catherine Read
All teams have done amazing work so good luck in the Final!
Congratulations to the Ballakermeen team representing the ‘Send a Cow’ charity, who have won their in-school final against some very tough competition. The Final was held on Wednesday 28th April and all of the teams that have completed the challenge have done extremely well, not least because they have not had time to work together as much as would normally happen. The funds that the teams had individually raised for their respective charities, as part of their advocacy work, were quite astounding, and will go a long way to supporting the sustainable programmes that the charities are working on overseas. We look forward to seeing the Send a Cow Team in the Final and wish them the best of luck – Well done!
Due to the impact of the recent lockdown on school schedules, the rescheduled date of Wednesday 28th April will not be possible. The Final has therefore been rescheduled once again and will now take place on Wednesday 16th June, with the same timetable starting at 6.30pm with light buffet reception from 6pm. We hope this extra time will give everyone a chance to complete Charity challenge without impacting too much on other commitments.
We are pleased to announce that the King Williams College In-school Final took place virtually, with quite a bit of early planning from the teams to create video presentations.
Congratulations to the winners –
Scarlett, Ava, Jasmine, Alice, Christina, and Sophie who will go on to represent Global Action Nepal in the Final.
The King Williams College teams have all worked very hard for their charities and have raise a collective £2000 in addition to prize money. Well done for navigating the project through some tricky times, and having the tenacity to keep up the support for your charities. Great Work!