Harvest Appeal 2019
Year 5 held their Harvest Assembly on Friday 27th September and launched the 2019 Harvest Appeal in support of the Loughborough Food Bank.
We supported the charity with donations of non-perishable food items, such as: UHT milk, long-life fruit juice, cereal, tinned vegetables, tinned meat, tinned fish, tinned puddings, tea bags, instant coffee... All were used in the food parcels that the charity provides for families in need. We provided over a dozen boxes of food items. Thank you to everyone who helped us.
We decided that we would run a '10p Collection' during the Summer Term of 2019 and this Autumn our new House Captains presented over £200 to Mrs. Cook towards the making of the Storytelling Seat on the Green Belt that so many of you will have seen, and marvelled at (it is a very clever piece of sculpture). All of our Y5 and Y6 pupils attended the ‘opening ceremony’ as representatives of the school.
It was our very small way of saying 'thank you' to the late Mr. Harry Cook who helped our school in so many different ways over the years.
Sports for Schools
Raising Funds for Team GB Athletes through Sports for Schools (and some valuable funds for our school sports and physical well-being equipment too). £3500 raised in total!! A truly inspiring and rewarding event.
Comic Relief's Red Nose Day 2019
£932.79 raised this year through wearing your pyjamas to school, baking cakes, selling cakes and eating cakes!! (all for a great cause).
It was a warm December day this year so there were lots of Christmas T-shirts not just jumpers! The donations taken for this came to £277.00!
This year everyone in school wore their pyjamas to raise money for this great charity and there were many delicious cakes and goodies baked by the children and sold at break times over the week. We are very pleased to have raised £721.00 this year!
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 formed a display in the school foyer.
Harvest Appeal 2018
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 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 2018 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 £85 for Cancer Research UK.
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