Boarding at Keswick School is never dull! It’s great to have so
many trips, clubs and activities to get involved with and we all feel really
welcomed by the local community. One activity that recently had us all buzzing
was “The Apprentice Challenge” set by Mr Jackson, our Head teacher. The task
was simple, come up with a brilliant money making scheme to raise funds for the
Patan community in Nepal. One of our boarders (Hyatt O’Callaghan) had just spent
12 weeks over the summer in Nepal helping children and young people in this community.
The thought of continuing to offer some help gave all the boarders a real
incentive to raise lots of money.
Within our established prefect groups we were to think of ways to
raise lots of money. Each group had been given £30 as start-up funding. We also
had access to a market stall kindly donated by the Keswick Lions for two Saturday
markets. Our ideas ranged from selling products from the fantastic “I Love
Keswick Shop” to the selling of handmade Cumbrian Cookbooks. The ideas that the
boarders thought of were truly fantastic and demonstrated fantastic great
teamwork. Over the two weekends a grand total of £540 was raised (equivalent to
90’000 Nepalese rupees). An amount of money that will be truly appreciated and
enough to look after two disabled children for a year. A truly fantastic effort
by everyone and another reason why we love boarding at Keswick!