Students of the ISS recently helped support the fundraising efforts of the Diplomatic Spouse’s Association (DSA) at the annual International Bazaar. The event was held at the National Library on Saturday 1st December.
The DSA supports charities of Seychelles mainly by donating items purchased through fundraising. It also brings highlights to certain causes and gives the general public a chance to help through supporting its events. Charities that the DSA have benefited include the Children’s Homes Foundation of Seychelles and the Mother Teresa Mission. Last year state primary and secondary schools received donations of dictionaries.
The staff and students ran a number of stalls, the principal one being an exhibition of the students artwork. The staff and students were also face painting and selling Xmas cards and cold drinks.
The ISS stand provided an avenue for showcasing the artistic talents of our students. Hundreds of people commented on the artistry and flair of the work on show. The children of 6H and the KS3 art club produced canvases for sale, also available were prints of work produced by our year twelve and thirteen students.
Many of the year 12 students devoted their time on Saturday morning to come down and help. They helped in a number of ways from selling art and painting faces to being bar stewards. They served as ambassadors for the school and showed other people in the community, what those of us already associated with the school know, that are students are great people and a source of pride to us all.
Many thanks to Mr Herron for organising the schools’ participation in the event, which ranged from producing artwork with his class to setting up the stall on Saturday morning, manning the stall all day and packing it away again. A big thank you to Mr McMillan for organising the work from ou rolder students and giving up his time. Thanks also to Mrs Payet, Mrs Turino and Ms Dugasse for their help in running stalls on the day.