DROITWICH Spa High School’s annual Charities Week will be held virtually for the first time and gets under way today.
Students have worked hard to adapt the event because of the current lockdown restrictions.
The event – to raise as much cash for good causes as possible – is traditionally held in the last week before the February half-term.
The original plan was to hold a socially-distanced Charities Week but lockdowns and restrictions meant the Sixth Form Council had to get creative and move it online to ensure it could still take place.
Head Girl Grace Rogers said: “Instead of the usual stalls, games and events that take place in school, we have created a series of exciting virtual events.”
Among them is a ‘Lip-Sync Battle’ among members of staff, along with teachers trying the latest TikTok trends.
In the latter half of the week there will be a parody of popular TV show Taskmaster with teachers battling it out in a series of unusual tasks.
A staff music video will conclude the event.
Grace added: “We will also be showing some old Charities Week videos from years gone by.
“Orchestrating such a large event, organising filming and editing so much content has proved to be difficult in the absence of face-to-face conversations.
“However, we are absolutely delighted with the amount of support we have received from staff who have all been enthusiastic and happy to help in any way that they can.
“Hosting the event virtually has also allowed us to reach more people as there are no limits on the number of students who can view the content.”
All the videos will be uploaded to the school’s social media pages, meaning that students, parents and the local community will all be able to see everything created.
Grace said she hoped Charities Week this year would provide some light-hearted fun and entertainment during a difficult time for everyone.
“In addition, being able to open up our fundraising page to the public may mean that more people will be able to see what we have done, and will thus donate to an excellent cause.”
All the cash donated this year will go to the Droitwich Foodbank.
“The Sixth Form Council unanimously agreed supporting a local charity was important, and knowing that during the pandemic the foodbank has faced a dramatic increase in demand, with a large portion of their clients being children, it seemed like an excellent cause for which to raise funds.”