Student Cake Bake sale raises funds for local women's charities.
A group of Sixth Form and Year 10 students have been working with Kathryn Kirk, Outreach Manager from Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service (CSASS) this year, to develop their skills and understanding within the RSE curriculum.
CSASS is a local charity who work with the community to support survivors who have been affected by sexual or domestic violence, offering a range of services, including counselling and group therapy.
Students wanted to help fundraise for the charity and also raise awareness of International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8th March. Knowing staff and students have a sweet tooth and are always keen to support charity events at school, they decided to organise a cake bake sale. Thanks to our QPHS family the event was a great success which raised just short of £100; an incredible amount in a mere half an hour lunch break when the majority of the cakes on sale are only 20p!
Chester Women’s Aid and Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service will be benefitting from the money raised.
“We are proud to be working with CSASS to develop our PSHE and RSE curriculum. Our Sixth Form students are leading the way to develop workshops to educate their peers about the time to challenge agenda linked to relationships and consent. Well done to all involved."
Mrs Watts, Teacher of Business, PSHE & Careers Lead
The cake bake sale was part of the continuing work which CSASS are developing with students at Queen's Park, to challenge unwanted behaviours. Kathryn will be back at the end of March working directly with students in Year 7 to help them understand what sexual consent means in a healthy relationship.
To find out more about CSASS please visit their website: https://csass.org.uk/