As part of Bishop Vaughan School’s events to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2017, pupils held a fundraising bake sale on behalf of Mind, the mental health charity.
The bake sale was the culmination of the week, which featured talks and workshops to help pupils understand mental health and how to maintain their mental health. Baked goods were donated by staff, including some of Mrs Cook’s famous creations. The bake sale was organised by the BVS Charity group and a fantastic total of £175 was raised.
Mr McKay, who organised Mental Health Awareness Week in school, thanked staff and pupils for their support: ‘We raised a huge amount of money for Mind, which is a testament to both the generosity of the BVS community and their fondness for cake. The events this week have raised awareness of the importance of maintaining mental health and helped open discussion about mental health issues. Hopefully, these discussions will continue and ensure that pupils are able to take action to look after themselves and each other.’