On Friday 24 April the students and
teachers at St Mary’s Senior School, Cambridge donned onesies to raise funds
for the school’s first capital appeal project - the Science Hub.
The Junior School and Senior School
students spent last term collecting loose change at home to fill a plastic test
tube, but they wanted to do more to help raise funds for the project. The
Student Council voted unanimously to hold a Onesie Day and the students have
been encouraging everyone, including all the staff, to get involved. Each
person has donated £1 towards the Science Hub project for the privilege of
wearing a onesie for the day. The Science Hub will ensure that all the Science
laboratories at the school are sited together and are of the highest standard
expected in a school awarded “outstanding” in all aspects of its Independent
Schools Inspectorate inspection in 2014.
Charlotte Avery, Headmistress at St
Mary’s School, Cambridge, said: "I am thrilled that the girls have
come up with this idea and I am delighted to give the event my full support.
It’s the first time I have come to school dressed as a giraffe! Ensuring we have
world-class facilities to deliver high-quality and inspiring Science lessons,
from age four up to 18, will enable us to continue to inspire future
generations of scientists and engineers for years to come.”
It is hoped that from the Onesie
Day and the test tube fundraising, the students will have raised over £1,500
for the new Science Hub.
About St Mary’s School, Cambridge
St Mary’s School, Cambridge is an independent girls’ day
and boarding school educating students from age 4 to 18: stmaryscambridge.co.uk