Huge congratulations are in order for our brilliant Year 8s who organised plenty of wonderful treats for us in aid of Oti Day last Monday.
Held in honour of Sylvester Oti, the day originated in 1988 after Sylvester sadly lost his battle with sickle cell anaemia whilst studying here at Belmont. Therefore the primary focus of the day is to encourage our pupils to give back by helping raise vital funds for charity. All years participate by wearing mufti, where all proceeds from the collection are received by the sickle cell society. From there, our Year 8 students take charge, coordinating stalls and activities for the enjoyment of all other years during the afternoon.
Year 8’s run their activities on behalf of their form’s chosen charity which this year included RNLI, Rays of Sunshine and Water Aid. All forms did a fantastic job offering up opportunities to have your fortunes read, decorate cakes or even throw a wet cloth at our (very brave) Head Boy!
Overall, a grand total of £1461.52 was raised making for a truly successful day and a lovely memory for all involved.