Missionary Disciples

At St Patricks we are proud of the work we undertake to support local, national and international charitable projects. All of us (pupils, parents and staff alike) engage with the call to love our neighbour and give support to the needy. Jesus reminds us that the least we do for his brothers and sisters, we do to Him.

For most of our charitable events the children are at the heart of the decision making. Our chaplaincy team and school councillors work together to think of fundraising ideas and charities we can support. Here are some activities we have undertaken in 2018/2019, which help us encounter Christ through charitable work.

 

Building Hope in Bunkpurgu: Over the last 5 years we, along with several other schools in our Academy trust, we have been seeking to raise money to support the building of a school in a remote part of Africa. We have held several fundraising events including discos, dress as you like days, cake sales, raffles and quizzes. Check out the following link to see how the building of the new school is going https://www.beinspirational.co.uk/buildinghope/

 

The Local Food Bank: During the month of October all pupils and staff were encouraged to bring in items for our local food bank. We celebrated the offerings during our Foundation Stage Harvest festival. In total we collected over 30 bags full of food for the needy in our local area.

 

Emmanuel House: During Advent we collected toiletries and bottles for Emmanuel house. Children and staff brought in items to offer to Emmanuel House, helping us remember the important message of giving as well as receiving at Christmas

 

EXCITING NEWS…..

Starting this Lent, each class from FS to Year 6 will be supporting a charity of their choosing. Children will work together to find a charity of special meaning to them that they would like to raise funds for. They will then think of their own fundraising events that they can partake in over the coming weeks and months.

At St Patricks, as Missionary Disciples of the Lord, we are proud of the work we undertake to support local, national and international charitable projects. All of us (pupils, parents and staff alike) engage with the call to love our neighbour and give support to the needy. Jesus reminds us that the least we do for his brothers and sisters, we do to Him.

Our children are at the heart of our decision making regarding charities to support and the charitable events we undertake. Since 2018 we have asked each class in the Lent term to decide on a class charity they would like to support. See below for information about out class charities.

ST FRANCIS HUB CHARITY:
Building Hope in Bunkpurgu: Over the last 5 years we, along with several other schools in our Academy trust, we have been seeking to raise money to support the building of a school in a remote part of Africa. We have held several fundraising events including discos, dress as you like days, cake sales, quizzes and ‘Killer Kilometers’. Check out the following link to see how the building of the new school is going https://www.beinspirational.co.uk/buildinghope/

CLASS CHARITIES 2020:

  We will update you on our charitable actions in the coming weeks

CLASS CHARITIES 2019:

 In 2019 we undertook the following charitable actions

Foundation Stage: Together we collected 35 bin bags of clothing for our local charity Sharewear

Year 1: Raised over £50 for Save the Children by taking part, with Foundation Stage on a Muddy Puddle walk. We had lots of Muddy Fun

Year 2: Raised the profile of ‘Water Aid’ by encouraging us to save water – Turning off taps and using rain water to water our plants.

Year 3: Led classes from Year 1 to Year 6 in a Taize reflection for the Nottingham Children’s Hospital. Each taize was a beautiful reflection which reminded us that prayer is a both a powerful and accessible tool for helping those in need

Year 4: After a successful bake sale, Year 4 raised almost £70 for Guide Dogs to the blind. To support the class on the day of the bake sale we were lucky enough to welcome ‘Hal’ and his owner into classes for the morning

Year 5: Throughout the Pentecost term Year 5 collected a range of items from toothbrushes to tea bags and gloves to gum for the homeless.

Year 6: The year 6 children chose ‘Wish Upon a Star’ as their charity. Recognising there are many children sick children in our community who face uncertain futures, they raised nearly £50 by selling special origami stars filled with treats

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