Wycombe Abbey girls supporting local communities during Covid-19
1 May 2020 - All
Many of our pupils have been supporting their own communities in a variety of ways during the period of school closure.
Genevieve, UIII, played the ‘cello in a virtual quartet as part of the Ode to Joy-a- hon organised by the National Youth Orchestra to say thank you to the NHS. All young musicians across the UK were invited to play at the same time.
Beethoven’s Ode to Joy is part of his well known 9th Choral Symphony. It is the anthem of the EU and is also used chorally by Young Voices (national primary school mass choir). It symbolises the brotherhood of man.
Genevieve played as part of a mobile virtual quartet in her garden, entertaining elderly neighbours in isolation. Genevieve’s mother also joined in and played the viola alongside.
Maddie, UV, has launched an effort in support of TheirWorld.org which is a charity devoted to helping the1.5 billion children around the world who have been prevented from attending school due to poverty and the outbreak of Covid-19.
She created a charity drive via Instagram to rally as many people as possible to cover over 10,200 kilometres between 13 April and 12 May to raise money in support of the charity. So far, Maddie (photographed on the left) has rallied over 75 people on 4 continents from ages 8 to 85 to move over 2,300 km, raising over £850 in the initial days of her effort.
Ahana, LIV, is taking part in a 21k triathlon with her brother, splitting the distance equally on Saturday 2nd May. Ahana and her brother will be swimming, cycling and running, planned to happen in the evening due to the Dubai heat. Ahana was inspired to help when she read HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s initiative to ensure ‘No one will starve in the UAE” on the front cover of the Gulf News.
You can support Ahana’s fundraiser to provide meals for those affected by Covid-19 in the UAE here: https://yallagive.com//campaign/ahana-akshay-fund-raising-during-covid19-for-10millionmeals
Rose, LVI, dropped her CV into local pharmacies, offering to help on a voluntary basis. Since March, Rose has been delivering and collecting medication and prescriptions on her bike around her local neighbourhood in London. Here she is getting ready to go out on another delivery run.
We would like to congratulate all our pupils who have been supporting their local communities during this extraordinary time and we are immensely proud of their efforts. If you would like to send in a story and photograph of how you have been helping to support your community please email firstname.lastname@example.org