Green-themed Mufti Day at Cardinal VaughanThe school will be running a Mufti Day inspired by last weekend’s Earth Day to help fund a project in which pupils are building an electric vehicle.
The event was devised by Fourth former Soki who approached the Headmaster to suggest that school hold a Mufti Day to raise money for the school’s participation in The Greenpower Championship, a flagship project developed by the charity Greenpower Education Trust.
The initiative helps to unlock potential and spark enthusiasm for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects through a unique challenge: to design, build and race an electric car. Electric cars that make it through to the final will race at internationally renowned motorsport venues including Silverstone and the Goodwood Motor Circuit.
In another idea put forward by Soki, pupils are also invited to wear a piece of green clothing, reflecting the sustainable theme of the event.
Soki says: “We’re so passionate about this project and are devoting so much time and energy on creating a vehicle we hope to race in the final. We need to raise further funds and the Mufti Day will really help us. It would be wonderful if pupils from across the school were able to take part.”
Mr Stubbings, Headmaster, adds: “Well done Soki for his initiative in suggesting the mufti day. The pupils taking part in the Greenpower Championship are demonstrating extraordinary dedication to the project and the fact they want to raise further funds to support it reinforces this.”
The Mufti Day will take place on Tuesday 9 May; pupils should give £2 to their Form Teachers.