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Manchester High School for Girls


On Friday the 12th October, Manchester High School for Girls’ Preparatory Department took part ActionAid’s ‘Big Me’ day; a national fundraising day for primary schools.

The purpose of the day was to encourage children to dream big, dress up as what they want to be when they grow up and raise money for ActionAid; a charity that helps disadvantaged children from around the world.

The fundraising day complemented Manchester High’s own ‘One Day I Will …’ theme, currently evident throughout the school’s visual branding, which encourages pupils to follow their dreams and realise their potential. Girls enthusiastically arrived at the school on the day in a variety of outfits.

Mia, from Year 3, chose to dress as a teacher and said: “I want to be a teacher because I like children and I also like educating people.”

Violet from Reception Class wants to be an artist and explained: “I love drawing and showing my pictures to everyone.”

More unusual careers were explored by Inaaya from Year 3, who would one day like to be a Palaeontologist. She commented: “I enjoy studying fossils and would like to travel the world to get them”, and Lilli, also from Year 3, who aspires to become an Egyptologist and said: “I think it will be really fun and I am very interested in Egypt.”

The event resulted in more than £230.78 being raised for charity, and complements the range of fundraising activities that pupils in the Preparatory Department take part in throughout the school year.

More photos of the day can be viewed on our Flickr

Manchester High is holding a whole school open morning on Friday 19th October between 10am - 12.30pm. For more information visit