Throughout this year, all of the children in year 4 will have the opportunity of representing one charitable cause with a different event each month. The children chose which of the charities they wanted to be involved with and then they were put into committees, with up to 6 children in each. So far already this year a lot of money and awareness has been raised.
The first committee helped to raise money for MacMillan selling cakes during playtimes and after school. As a result of their fantastic efforts the total raised was £315.13!
The second committee organised a Harvest Hamper food drop, which got the whole school involved, donating cans, packages and parcels of food. Such was the response, we were able to lay each donated item side by side snaking around the internal perimeter of the school from the Headteacher’s office to a little past the classroom 4W. The food was collected by St Luke’s church to distribute to those who are in need within the community.
Children in Need.
During this month the committee not only chose merchandise to sell but in consultation with Miss Wilks decided on an activity to highlight the charitable aspect of fundraising. The children decided to lay out all the coins collected in the large hall to see just how many of the line markings could be covered. This was back breaking stuff! The total amount raised for Children in Need was an amazing £405.
Reverse Advent Calendar.
As Christmas is a season of giving, this committee decided to get each class to donate a gift for each day leading up to Christmas, which would eventually be given to St Luke’s church during the Christmas service. In total we were able to donate 14 boxes full of toys, chocolates, toiletries and biscuits.
The committee for this month will engage in activities across the key stage to educate the other children about the work and support offered nationally by ChildLine and raise much needed funds.
Still to come.
February: Go Green, March: World Book Day, April: Comic Relief, May: Big Board Games, June: Safety Week, July WWF / RSPCA