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Saltus houses do battle for a good cause

Saltus is hosting its annual Saltus House Match Week of Giving (Photograph supplied)

Cricket is the name of the game at Saltus Grammar School’s annual charity fundraising event.

The Saltus House Match Week of Giving started on Monday and highlights two of the school’s long-term employees who are also esteemed Bermuda cricketers — Lionel Cann and Olin Jones.

Saltus alumni Allen Richardson and Jonte Smith are also involved. The former and current Cup Match stars are each captains of a school house team — Butterfield, Darrell, Saltus and Watlington.

A spokeswoman for the school said: “As the excitement of the week builds and the fun activities are under way, it is important to remember that this week of giving is to help families both in the Saltus community and those who want to join our community. Saltus wants to ensure that talented students throughout Bermuda are given the opportunity to attend.

“The Saltus Fund provides the monies necessary to stay true to our mission of enriching our school by providing access to financial aid to 14 per cent of our students, as well as continuing to support and provide innovations in the variety of academic, performing arts and athletic programmes available.

“The Saltus Fund also supports faculty with classroom resources, professional development opportunities, technology and so much more.

“In short, the Saltus Fund makes up the difference between tuition and the true cost of a Saltus education.”

The week also allows the community, both students and alumni, to show their school spirit.

Denise McAdoo, director of advancement at the school, added: “School spirit is so important for our students because it creates a sense of belonging, builds connections and enables our students to feel part of something bigger than themselves, all while creating happiness, positivity and pride in their school.”

The week culminates in a fun day today with an “All House” cheer squad for morning drop off and a house “bowl off” that will be held at 12:30pm on the cricket pitch.

There will also be an Upper Primary float parade, face painting, Year 6 student v staff netball game and a secondary school student v staff volleyball match.

The house with the highest Saltus Fund participation at the end of the week will have a House Day on the first Friday after the holiday break. The winning house’s flag will be flown that day and if students wish to participate in grub day they must wear the winning house colour.

Donations can be made via the Giving page and the event will be live-streamed. To tune in, visit the Instagram and Facebook pages, which will include videos about the house match by student Marcus Smith.

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Published February 24, 2023 at 7:52 am (Updated February 24, 2023 at 7:52 am)

Saltus houses do battle for a good cause

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