On Friday 7th July, a student-run event called BlueFest took place at the Chelmsford County High School for Girls, organised by the school’s Senior Prefects. Their aim was to raise awareness and funds for our organisation whilst creating a fun Friday afternoon for the pupils and teachers.
Almost everything (and everyone!) was decorated in the colour blue – something the Senior Prefects went to great lengths to arrange!
The event kicked off at the end of the school lunch break with an array of stalls to visit including a lemonade stand, a photo booth, face painting, sweet-pong, a henna tattoo stall and tombola.
During the festival, the lower year students participated in some fun races with medals awarded to each winner. Especially popular with the crowd was the obstacle race, which involved staff and students alike hopping, wheelbarrow-racing and apple-bobbing in sequence!
In the second part of the afternoon, various students took to the stage to showcase their sensational musical talents. To conclude the acts was Chelmsford County High School’s very own infamous “Man Band”, which consisted of three teachers; all self-confessed ‘rock legends’ of the school!
The Senior Prefects said: “We were incredibly grateful for all donations made on the day and were blown away by how generous everybody was.
With both the afternoon of fundraising and the total raised from our JustGiving page, we have managed to collect an astounding £2,000 to donate to Mid and North Essex Mind! We are so pleased that this charity has been recognised and supported by so many individuals, and would absolutely love for this awareness to be echoed throughout Essex and the UK.
A big thank you to everyone involved with the event – fantastic work!