This year the Biology Society took on the challenge of raising money for Born Free, to help support some of the most endangered animals on the planet. They organised a non-uniform day last term and raised a total of £709.
Born Free have 9 main aims which they stick to within their charity which can be summarised as protection, reintegration and the education of those who live close to the animals. Their purpose is to ‘promote Compassionate Conservation’ enhancing the survival of threatened species in the wild and protect natural habitats while respecting the needs and safeguarding the welfare, of individual animals. They seek to have a positive impact on animals in the wild and protect their ecosystems in perpetuity, for their own intrinsic value and for the critical roles they play within the natural world.’
The aim of the fundraising was to get enough money so that each year group in the school could adopt their own animal. Pupils voted for the animal they wished to adopt, so far the school has adopted 18 animals and are looking to adopt more with the money that has been received recently.
The Biology Society are now working on a display cabinet in which all of their work and donations to Born Free can be seen. They would like to thank everyone for supporting this cause.