This year the school’s Harvest Assembly theme was, ‘Global Gardening’. The focus of the assembly, led by Year 5 pupils, was ‘how people celebrate Harvest around the world’ and ‘the work that one particular organisation, Christian Aid, does to support communities around the world where floods and drought, and other natural events, have made it difficult for communities to harvest, use and sell their produce’. Collections from parents were made in support of the Charity and we sent a cheque of £93 to Christian Aid to show our commitment and support.
This is something that the pupils of the school (and the staff) like getting involved in each year. The ‘Great Mountfields Lodge Cake Sales’ seem to be events that have gained momentum and are things that the pupils really love being involved in. This year we raised just over £700.
This was in aid of ‘Save the Children’ and we raised £175 towards this worthy cause; it was also a lovely way to end the last full week of the Autumn Term and added to the festive celebrations.
We recognise this day/date each year and aid the fundraising of The British Legion through the selling of poppies – and this year wrist bands too! Each morning break time for a week the school’s House Captains helped Mrs Hardman as queues of pupils lined up to make their contributions and purchases. We are proud to support this charity and do so each year.
Wearing green clothes and undertaking a giant Litter Pick in school.
This fund-raising was for us… £165. Monies raised will be used to purchase plants and gardening equipment.
We do make money on our School Book Fair and any commission that we get is used to buy books to put straight in to the Class Book Selections OR in to the School Library. This year we took our commission based upon takings of £1044.13! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS TOTAL; it helps promote reading at home and in school.
In association with Braiswick Photographic as part of their 50th Year Anniversary Celebrations we raised £94 for Cancer Research UK.
Donations of hats, gloves and scarves were made by pupils and parents as part of the national ‘City of Sanctuary’ network supporting asylum seekers and refugees across the local region and the wider country.
6 bins full of donations were collected and distributed by the charity.
Sporting activities were undertaken throughout the week across the whole school to help raise awareness in our pupils of those less fortunate than themselves and to show how sport can be used to help change young people's lives.
On Friday 23rd March all pupils and staff wore sports kit to take part in the Mountfields Lodge Squirrel Mile, an activity organised by a group of Y6 pupils who recognised that children have the power to help other children IF they put their minds to it. We raised £322.92!
In support of a local children’s and young person’s hospice pupils and parents have been busy collecting clothes and household items for recycling and re-purposing.
We wanted to help raise awareness of the needs of others and to help our pupils understand (once again) the power of 'the collective' to bring about change (and the role of the individual in that process).It was also important that our pupils understand how people can help make the most difficult of times as happy as possible for families and individuals. We collected an impressive 60 bags of items to recycle and re-purpose