We support lots of charities throughout the year and staff, children and their families are always extremely generous in their support of others. Money is raised through fund raising events, fairs and charitable donations from the school community. In recent years we have made donations to Cafod, Jeans for Genes, Save the Children and The Poppy Appeal.
We also support Newcastle Food Bank by collecting and donating food during Harvest time, more information can be found here... In addition to this we have two international links that we support - # Project Iringa and the Bauleni School in Zambia
Charity Tea Party: We will be having our annual charity tea party in the yard this year. The last two have been very successful and the weather has been lovely, so fingers crossed for this year. The money will be donated to Catherine Sheen’s chosen charities in her memory.
Lenten Sporting Overseas Challenge: This year we have something a little different as the whole school will take part in a sponsored walk / run challenge on our school cross country course. The children will complete as many laps as they want in 30 minutes of fun with the whole school - all money raised will support # Project Iringa in Tanzania and our new playtime benching.
Red Nose Day: In March we supported Red Nose Day by coming to school with silly hair and managed to raise a fantastic £71.95!
Christmas Jumper Day: In December all pupils and staff took part in Christmas Jumper Day. Everyone wore their silliest, sparkliest or cosiest Christmas woollies and raised a fantastic £81.97, to help save children’s lives around the world. All monies raised were split between Save the Children and the children in Zambia, which the school sponsor.
Poppy Appeal: We managed to raise a fantastic £132.28 from selling the poppies in school in November. Thank you to all who helped support a great cause.
Children in Need: We raised £103.10 for Children in Need in November with a Non-Uniform Day. This year’s theme was Heroes and children (and staff) came to school dressed as their favourite superhero or real life heroes (soldiers, nurses, the fire brigade etc). We will also had a very special Super Hero Lunch which included Ninja Turtle Pizza’s!
Wear it Pink: We held a non-uniform day in October and raised £93.96 for the Wear it Pink charity, whose mission is to beat breast cancer. Children and staff came to school in normal non-uniform but with the added addition of lots of pink, it ranged from full outfits to just a couple of small items! More information...
Jeans for Genes: In September staff and children wore their jeans to school on Jeans for Genes Day in return for a suggested donation and managed to raise £100.70! Sometimes a tiny difference in someone’s genes can cause problems with the way their body works. There are more than 4000 recognised genetic disorders, and many more that doctors have yet to give a name to. Every half hour a baby is born in the UK with a genetic birth defect or disorder which could seriously affect their lives. Jeans for Genes helps to provide help, support and information for children and their families, and invests in ground breaking research into genetic conditions. More information...