Doha English Speaking School raises QR35,000 for charity

 11 May 2017 - 10:41

Doha English Speaking School raises QR35,000 for charity

The Peninsula

Children, parents and staff at Doha English Speaking School have been undertaking many fun activities at the school to raise funds for their chosen charity this year, ‘Qatar Creating Vision’. They raised QR 35,000 for charity.

The school dedicates two days of activities towards raising funds for their chosen charity and this year this included ‘Big Dream Day’ where children thought about the profession they would like to enter when they are older and dressed up accordingly in exchange for a donation towards the charity.  On the same day, parents visited the children to talk about their own work. Parents in the professions — doctors, architects, pilots, military service personnel and journalists – all spoke with the children.  

Dr Brenda Strandvik, a parent at the school who is a doctor at International Medical Centre, Doha said: “What fun to be part of ‘Dream Big Day’ and share with the children the privilege of being a doctor. I particularly enjoyed the children’s interesting questions and the joy on their faces as they heard their own heartbeat through my stethoscope for the first time.”

Matt Richards, who was a Major in the Royal Engineers, said:“It was interesting to blow away many preconceptions about the military …... some of the girls were particularly intrigued that there are women in the Army and that there are so many roles open to them”.   

The following day the children were able to take part in many exciting and fun activities in exchange for donations made to the school.  Activities included a disco, purchasing second hand toys, sporting challenges, henna painting and much more.