This year our Harvest Appeal was is in support of ‘ PACE food bank’
This is a charity that helps the local community by providing emergency food parcels to people who are in genuine need of help. The children brought in tinned foods that could be included in the food parcels.
We recognise this day/date each year and aid the fundraising of The British Legion through the selling of poppies – and this year stationery items!
Also this year we have been part of a project led by Charnwood Borough Council who commissioned an artist to produce an armature, in the form of a life-like horse, similar to a War Horse. The finished horse, ‘Songster’ played a major role in Charnwood’s commemoration of WW1 as part of an event on Remembrance Sunday in Loughborough (11th November 2018). Songster was covered with poppies made by children in the locality including some from Mountfields Lodge.
The remaining poppies our children made have formed a display in the school foyer.
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 the School Council discussed the ideas the children had and we will be supporting the event by wearing spotty clothes or pyjamas and holding bake sales at break times.
This was in aid of ‘Save the Children’ and in 2017 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 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. In 2017 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.
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.
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