Dunottar School in Reigate has kicked off a Musikscool event with some exciting changes of approach.
We are working with a small group of 12 girls to “set up” the main event which will run on June 18th for the whole of Years 11 and 12. Today they are writing the “school anthem” which we will dry run at 3pm with as many humans as we can muster on site (builders and carpet fitters included).
This will be the lead track on the album, which the girls have decided will be called “Dunottar’s Voice”.
They are also initiating the corporate fundraising effort and working out the marketing strategy (as well as making a video advert, taking photos and producing press releases, website content and the usual social media campaign. Phew!)
The overall aim of the project is to raise at least £5,000 to enable a community facility to be built on site which they have called “High Trees”. This is how the girls describe it:
“The project involves the formation of an aerial walkway, which using the natural geography of the school grounds will provide an elevated insight in the canopy of the trees. Supported by wooden columns that blend in with the natural environment, it provides opportunities for inspecting birds, insects, lichen and fungi at close quarters, as well as seeing blossom emerging and seed pods bursting open. The site will be fully accessible to wheelchairs and buggies, and will comply fully with current safety legislations. This new facility will be available for the local community and primary schools. The aerial walkway aims to give children and the public a new experience towards nature and wildlife. The walkway is aiming to establish something new and different to the community as well as opportunities to promote the school and companies involved in the project.”
If you would like to support the project, and particularly if you’d be interested in a corporate donation in return for a permanent feature at the walkway, please contact the Bursar’s Office on 01737 761945.