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Chosen charity of the year revealed!

The most important vote of the season: ECS pupils choose their local charity of the year!

After many weeks of research and planning, it was time for our finalists to go head to head and pitch their chosen charity to the school ahead of the whole prep-school vote.
Eve, representing the Upper Years’ voice, gave a passionate presentation on the work of Authors for Oceans, a campaign group which sees the likes of Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson, and Lauren St John, amongst others, join forces to raise awareness of the plastic crisis facing our oceans. Eve spoke extremely well, communicating clearly, with enthusiasm and intelligence.

Following Eve, Lola, Kate and Elizabeth, representing the Lower Year’s voice, gave a well-rehearsed, informative presentation on the work of Headway Devon, a local charity which supports people recovering from brain injury.

Following the presentation, members of the Prep-school were invited to take part in a secret ballot to choose which, out of these two wonderful organisations, ECS will support over the coming Year. As you will know, our pupils are passionate about supporting causes close to the heart of the Exeter community. Just last year, we raised over £5000 for Farms for City Children!

The vote was a very close-run thing, it’s clear that both of these issues are really important to our pupils, but after a count, and a recount, I am pleased to reveal that the ECS local charity of the year for 2019-2020 is Headway Devon! Congratulations to Lola, Kate and Elizabeth!

Well done too to Eve, she gave a great presentation, which I know has inspired many members of our community to double their efforts in tackling the plastic crisis.
I look forward to inviting Lola, Kate, Elizabeth and Eve to become founding members of our charity committee, and together with other members of our school, put their thinking caps on to plan a range of exciting fundraising events in support of our local charity of the year, Headway Devon!

13 December 2019
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