At Ringwood School and Sixth Form we are incredibly proud of our students that were able to successful raise £850 for a number of local charities at The Lion’s Den 2018 challenge. 

The annual challenge, organised by the Ringwood & Fordingbridge Lion’s Club and now in its seventh year, has been designed to encourage students to form teams and use their academic skills to prepare presentations in a bid to better others. In doing so, the students become more aware of the needs of their local community and the importance of volunteering to society as a whole.

Students from both Ringwood School and Burgate School competed against each other to win up to £1,600 from the Lions judging panel. Students had a maximum of ten minutes to make their presentations and every member of the team had to speak in front of the audience which was a great opportunity for the students to practice their public speaking skills.

The winning teams from Ringwood School were:

Year 7 students: Edie Beech, Bethany Cohu and Sameera Mogg. Bidding on behalf of Autism Life Dog, secured £300 and were joint second place.
Sixth Form students: Jessica Bown, Emma Brunsden, Charlotte Jenner and Georgia Mathews. Bidding on behalf of a local homeless charity, secured £300 and were joint second place.
Year 9 students: Lucy Saintey, Charlotte Tyler and Rose Walters. Bidding on behalf of Happy Dogs Ringwood, secured £150 and were joint fourth place.
Year 9 students: Taslima Begum, Ella Green, Bronte Riding, Emily Robinson and Eleanor Smith. Bidding on behalf of RNLI, secured £100 and were sixth place.

Mrs Nicola Watson, Teacher of Sociology and Community co-ordinator commented – “I was so impressed by the students’ presentations and pitches to the Lions Den panel. Students from Year 7 to Year 13 were inspiring in their passion for the charities and groups they were supporting. They really were a credit to the school”.