On Friday 19th October, BIC Sant Agustí celebrated Pink Friday and held a fair in order to raise awareness of breast cancer and to support AECC Baleares (the Balearic Island Cancer Association). It was a whole school effort, with tremendous support from parents, teachers and students, and together we raised well over 700€. Well done everyone!

In preparation for the fair, children from all year groups painted and decorated cotton bags with pink ribbons, patterns and their own designs, including positive and inspiring words such as strength, hope and courage. Each class also made decorations and different desserts to sell, like muffins. The children also collaborated to sell roses and all the different products we have from AECC. Our ever-generous parents also got involved and made and donated a variety of pink treats, from bracelets and heart-shape pins to candy roses and cookies.

Despite the threat of rain, by Friday afternoon the sun was beaming and the fair was in full swing! The children had decorated the classrooms and terraces with pink banners and paintings, both staff and students had dressed in pink, and the whole school looked fantastic.

And we couldn´t have done it without the support of our two fabulous sponsors: Ribes & Casals (ribescasals.com), who kindly provided 13m of pink ribbon; and Los Ianini ice-cream (ianninigelati.com), who sold a staggering 104 ice creams in total!

Miss Virginia started the event last year when she found out that one of our school mums was ill with breast cancer. Aware that this is an issue that touches most families, she was keen to organise an even bigger and better event this year. However, for her, it´s not just about raising money, “Most people know someone who has been affected by the disease, so it´s an issue that´s close to all of us. As well as raising money, it is about spreading the word. If caught early enough, of ten women who get the illness, nine will survive. And don’t forget that men can get it too.” So please enjoy the photos, but don´t forget to check yourself regularly, and also check out these websites for more info: www.aecc.es and www.nationalbreastcancer.org.