Shaw House – Swift Fundraiser
Following the informative and entertaining talk given by local RSPB representative, Catherin Day, Shaw House decided to support swifts in Chiswick for its annual fundraiser. They chose to set the school an especially tricky challenge. Now, here at Chiswick and Bedford Park there are many skills and attributes that we pride ourselves on, but was it going to be possible to be silent for a set time?
There were worried faces throughout the school and secret smiles from the staff. A sponsored silence was set for Tuesday 21st March and of course, the children rose to the challenge magnificently. The money raised from the ‘Guess the name of the bird’ competition and the Sponsored Silence started to pour in and totalled an amazing £3,300!
With the proceeds, the school has bought swift boxes, other necessary materials and has set aside some money for web cams to be bought once swifts find our boxes to be ‘highly desirable residences’. The remaining amount was presented to Catherine Day to be used by the RSPB to support swifts in Chiswick.