Each year group in school takes part in fundraising activities for different charities.
Reception are supporting Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Reception were proud to support our chosen charity, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, on their fundraising day – The Big Bandage.’ On Thursday 7th July.
Year 1 are supporting Dogs Trust.
Year 1 have supported the Dogs Trust as their chosen charity this year. A member of the education outreach programme came to school and talked to the children about how they look after the dogs in their care. In this session the children learnt about the different roles within the charity and they followed the story of a dog who was successfully re-homed. Acting out the different parts of the story.
During the day the children also took part in other activities to reinforce their understanding of the work of charities. By creating a large collage of a dog in their classrooms and covering it with bronze coins the children raised £160 which was donated to the Dogs Trust Charity.
Year 2 are supporting the National Trust - Kinver Edge.
Year 3 are supporting the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
For our charity day we took part in 'Wear it Wild', this meant we all came to school dressed up as our favourite animal and had our faces painted to match our outfit at school. During our charity day we learnt animal songs, wrote acrostic poems and researched the charity. We found out that it does a lot more than just helping endangered animals! A week later we invited our grown-ups in to find out what we had been doing and they could buy refreshments while they watched us sing, read our poems and share information all about the WWF. We raised a grand total of £214 from our charity day and we are going to use this to sponsor an animal per class. The WWF will send us regular updates about how they are helping the animal we have chosen.
Year 4 are supporting the Salvation Army.
Year 5 are supporting Age UK.
Year 5 researched the Age UK charity and found out about the fantastic work that they carry out. We made posters and came up with lots of fundraising ideas.
Year 6 are supporting Mary Stevens Hospice.
Year 6 have supported Mary Stevens Hospice as their chosen charity this year. A member of the hospice, Laura Millard came into school in December and talked to the children about how they look after their patients and the fantastic work that they do to ensure their patients and their families are looked after in the best possible way. At Christmas, Year 6 raised just over £100 through their Dragons' Den enterprise event where they made crafts which were then sold by the Senior Leadership team at Mary Stevens' Christmas Fayre.
Keep an eye out for news on our upcoming fundraising events.