This year our annual Pink Week was a huge success with a wide variety of activities and events organised to raise awareness about cancer. We had so much support and engagement from our children, staff and families allowing us to raise just under 20,000 AED, which was donated to Red Crescent. Every day, our staff and Friends of Aspen mums were selling pink merchandise and preparing pink fruit and snacks for children to enjoy and buy. We also had a pink themed morning yoga session with
Mrs Shanahan and also hosted a family workshop themed around wellness and looking after yourself.
At Aspen we aim to provide learning that will be memorable, fun and effective for our children, and our Pink Week has certainly lived up to our promise. Our Secondary students became teachers by planning, preparing and leading art masterclasses for different age groups. All the students were well-prepared, patient and communicated clearly. We have also had teacher-student football and basketball games at break times, which were so much fun for everyone!
Our ‘Great British Bake Off’ competition was an enjoyable treat for both our parents and students. We had a lot of families compete and our Student Council then voted on which cake was the best presented, and the most healthiest. They were later sold to the rest of our community. Our children from Nursery to Year 4 enjoyed a pink themed teddy bear’s picnic and the week ended with a Pink day where by everyone wore pink to show support!
The whole week was a vision of pink around the school, which was uplifting and reminded us all of the importance of cancer awareness. It also reminded us about what a wonderful community we have here at Aspen.