Pupils in school are encouraged to live the Gospel Values; this includes supporting the wider community.
Rainbow Day for Royal Brompton Hospital:
On Friday 20th May, we held our very colourful Rainbow Day in aid of the Royal Brompton Hospital's 'The Brompton Foundation Children's Charity. The children had great fun completing the obstacle course which the School Council had planned as our fundraising event. The sun came out just in time for us to have our rainbow photo on the playground.
British Red Cross for Ukraine Crisis appeal:
On Friday 25th March, we turned our 'Feel Good Friday' into a bake sale to raise money for the British Red Cross appeal to aid Ukraine. Pupils baked cakes at home and brought them into school to be sold to staff, parents and other pupils. In total, from the bake sale and non-uniform day donations, we managed to raise £559.11 for the British Red Cross!
St Mungo's Charity
On Friday 22nd October, we asked pupils and staff to wear their own clothes or something orange for St Mungo’s Charity, the charity chosen by our School Council. Thanks to your generous donations, we have raised £198.80 for St Mungo’s! Over the course of this week, children have had the opportunity to guess how many sweets are in the jar for a donation of 20p, which we will also be donating to St Mungo’s. From that we have managed to raise £27.85! The winner was Edward in Year 4 who correctly guessed 236 sweets!
Great Ormond Street: Bake it better!!
As part of our support for the wider community, we will be holding a cake sale for the “Bake it better” campaign to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital. These funds are used to help with research that can transform the lives of seriously ill children. To understand the role that GOSH has, please use the link below: http://www.gosh.org/what-we-do
Lavenders Care Home Trip:
Year Six, Eagle Class, had the privilege of being invited back to Lavenders Care Home, West Malling, to catch up with the residents they met during the Christmas Carol Singing in December. They played boards games and sung songs as well as talking with the Residents about all sorts of topics including their comparative experiences of moving to Secondary School. An enlightening and enjoyable event for both pupils and residents alike; some have returned as Domino masters!
Continuing to support their classmate and also following the loss of a much loved Grandparent, several children , again using their own initiative, made loom band bracelets and necklaces for sale at the recent Red, White and Blue day in school. Setting up their own stall with help from other friends in the class, these were sold to pupils and parents and raised £67.20, to be split between GOSH and the British Heart Foundation.
Year 3 children decided to raise money to support the Great Ormond Street Hospital after a fellow classmate underwent a heart transplant. By completing loom band sales and cake bakes the children were able to raise over £200. This was used to help provide welcome packs for children going into hospital, including a soft blanket, toiletries and colourful drawstring bag.
The Pilsdon at Malling Community support all members of the Public who approach them for help; the community shows traditional Christian Charity. The school harvest festival collection of goods were taken to Pilsdon by representatives from year 6 to support the charities local good work.
The school and parish community collected 94 boxes for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox Appeal this year. Led by Samaritans Purse.org the charity gives an international crisis response in war-torn or poverty stricken areas; the aim to give the joy of a gift at Christmas to the children caught up in events surrounding them.