Every year Academy students and staff raise a large amount of money for worthwhile caused, from doughnut eating, cake and biscuit sales to sponsored walks and gunging a Head of House. Everyone is willing to take part to raise funds for much needed charites:
- Maasai Warriors project
- Children in Need
- Save The Children
- Comic Relief
The Osiligi Maasai Warriors
The Maasai Warriors have visited the Academy on several occasions putting on a show of Kenyan dance, music and speaking about their life and culture in Kenya.
The Osiligi Charity was formed in 2009 to help raise funds for the Osiligi Maasai community with two main projects in mind - education and clean water. In 2011, after their first visit to the Academy, the charity decided to adopt the Academy colours for their own uniform for their new school - Osiligi Obaya Primary School.
Several years on, the school now has a reputation for being one of the best schools in Kenya. It has fully qualified excellent teachers (teacher's houses are built to attract them), electricity, water, books, computers and event broadband internet.
After a second visit from the Maasai in 2016, The Bourne Academy decided to set up a partnership. Our goal is to raise £5,000 to build a teacher's house on the school site and will be called 'The Bourne Academy House'. for further information, please see our leaflet
Various fundraising efforts have been made, cake and book sale, Christmas Fair stalls and a Quiz Evening. To raise further funds, KS3 Students were challenged to complete a 4 Mile Walk (the distance Kenyan pupils walk to and from school every day), for a £2 donation and over 170 students signed up to take part. Students also took part in an ASPIRE Day Charity Walk, starting at various locations around Bournemouth, with their Head of House, House staff and fellow students.
If you would like further information of the Osiligi Charity Project, please visit their website www.osiligi.org.
Children in Need and Comic Relief
Every year, staff and students support and fundraise for both of these national charities.
Students bake cakes, organise a sponsored silence and in the past foolhardy staff took dedication to another level by agreeing to be sponged by students.
Christmas Jumper Day
If you didn't think that The Bourne Academy was colourful enough, our Christmas Jumper Day would have impressed you! All staff and students dressed in Christmas Jumpers, the atmosphere was fantastic! As part of the day, students were asked to donate £1.
Students also brought in a tin/jar of food (or other non-perishable item), for 'The Hope Foundation', a charity that has helped families within school over the Christmas period with food and gifts.