4 Oct 2019

Shtepi MaD Week 2019 was a blast!

It was great to see so many people enthusiastic and involved in our events – a massive thank you to ALL of you! Needless to say, the first House MaD Week of the year was a success, ultimately allowing us to raise awareness for global literacy in collaboration with ‘Love Reading Campaign Association’ and ‘Room to Read’.

Our Shtepi MaD Week started off on 23 September with a Book Drive, where we collected English books of elementary to primary level for ‘Love Reading Campaign Association’. Thank you EVERYONE for your generous contributions: we received a total of 1338 books! These donated books will be given to a library in an orphanage that ‘Love Reading Campaign Association’ is currently constructing.

The number of books donated by each house are as follows:

  • 6th: Casa – 109 books
  • 5th: Kuca – 137 books
  • 4th: Maison – 195 books
  • 3rd: Bahay – 253 books
  • 2nd: Namas – 258 books
  • 1st: Shtepi – 386 books

Thank you to all the house’s effort!

Next, on 25 September, we held our first Shtepi Bookworm Bingo. Thank you to EVERYONE who participated, as we managed to have a high participation rate and raised a total of $670 with just the Bookworm Bingo! Congratulations to our winners Sophie Rumble, Lise Rodier and Lindi Luyt all from 8B1, who will be enjoying a FREE PIZZA LUNCH after the half term break!

Finally, today, we had our annual ‘Dress Up As Your Favourite Book Character’ Day. This year, prizes (sponsored by Love Reading Campaign Association) were awarded to the following…

  • Most Outstanding – Louis from 7B1 who dressed up as a Ghostbuster!
  • Most Creative / Best Constructed – Poppy, Kaitlin, Ella and Sunehri (from 8C2 & 8S2) who dressed up as characters from Winnie the Pooh.
  • Most Unique – Max from 12N1
  • Best Group Effort – The Military Guys (Wing Fung, Nick, Ryan and Matteo)
  • Best Dressed Teacher – Mr. Roberts

Notable mentions go to the girls in Year 9 who dressed up as the Ninja turtles, 11S2 who dressed up as the 101 Dalmatians, the Year 13 girls who came in as characters from Tintin, and everyone who came to the Lower Playground with their costumes! A big THANK YOU for everyone’s donations too!

Thank you EVERYONE for participating in our Shtepi MaD Week and for MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

Also thank you for all the help during Shtepi MaD Week, hopefully you saw our note on your desk – we raised a total of HK $10,001.70! Have a great half-term break!

 

Michele Liu and Sarah Shum (Shtepi MaD Council) and the Shtepi House Team