Oak College held their charity day at Tuxford Academy to raise money for the Red Cross Ukraine Appeal on 30 March. An impressive total of £1991 was achieved.

It was a non-uniform day, with students donating one pound to come to school and all Oak tutor groups were involved in the planning and hosting of events during the day. 

The hall was buzzing with stalls: the Helm group were selling hot dogs; another form were selling hot chocolate and other warm beverages; others were organising games like hoopla and chocolate tombola, and guess the sweets in the jar-to name a few examples! There were so many things for Tuxford students to enjoy and purchase. Everyone fully supported the day; the stalls were busy through both break times and lunches. 

One student, Abbey in year 7, deserves a special mention because she made pin badges in the colours of the Ukrainian flag to sell; she spent much of her own time making these and they proved very popular with staff and students. 

In addition to the stalls and non-uniform day, we also asked forms to donate items for boxes to go over to help support Ukrainian refugees. A total of 50 full boxes were collected by Ballards Storage and Removals company, based in Markham Moor, Retford, on 1 April. The generosity of students was overwhelming.