Ellesmere, more than a school - a community

By Weenson Oo on 12:41

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I wasn't really surprised when a few weeks ago,  Lynne Stewart-Harris at Ellesmere's Business Studies Department mentioned that a Year 13 student from Japan was organising a concert, the proceeds from which would go towards helping the victims of the Tsunami tragedy in Japan. Such is the depth of community spirit and awareness that I have come to know of at the new Ellesmere.

Ami Takahashi's plan was to stage a concert with the help of students in the college who would each, in pairs or collectively, perform a piece of music.  And didn't they do just that and in numbers which may be viewed on my main site

Earlier in the afternoon, Hazel Wakefield of Ellesmere College Enterprises arranged for a visit from Emma Croall, a fundraiser with the International Red Cross

who presented students of the Lower School with certificates for their inventive efforts at raising funds towards the relief of displaced peoples in Japan by organising subscription-based sudoku games in school.

In the evening Emma addressed the audience and performers at the Arts Centre and while she sought no recognition, Ami was a well-deserved recipient of a certificate of recognition for her tremendous act of charity. Those of us who were fortunate to attend bore witness to the contributions of many who gave their time freely and readily.

Friends and followers of my blog will tell of my newfound joy at rediscovering Ellesmere. It's just stories like these that make it for me, the stories I am proud to tell about Ellesmere

Enjoy a Sunny Sunday my friends.

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