As a school, we support various charities and raise money in many different ways. The whole school are involved because we are aware of how fortunate we are in comparison to so many other people in Britain and around the world. We know how important it is to care about others and do our best to help where we can.
Raising money for charity unleashes children’s creativity and encourages them to be kind, responsible citizens. Our pupils are encouraged to organise their own fundraising events as well as take part in whole school events.
The School Council have been busy organising their priorities for this year. They have chosen to support The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and Ellenor as well as aiming to raise money for the purchase of new equipment for the playground.
Here are some examples of their fundraising :
Austen’s Charity Haircut
Austen in Year 6 had his hair cut off to raise money for the National Autistic Trust. He raised over £550 and donated 8 inches of hair to a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer.
Beat the Goalie
Susie Arthur and some Year 6 children organised a ‘Beat the Goalie’ competition to raise money to buy new goal posts for the school field. The total raised was £84
Red Nose Day
Children came dressed in something red in exchange for £1. The total money raised was £126.30, which went to Comic Relief.