As part of our learning about our Christian Values, the children of Ilmington C of E Primary School (led by the House Captains) work throughout the year to organise and participate in events to raise money for charity. This helps us to develop our understanding of Service, Thankfulness, Compassion, Friendship, Peace, Hope, Fellowship, Forgiveness and Reconciliation as well as Love and Respect through our actions.
At the beginning of the year, the children in each house vote for the charity that they would like to raise money for throughout the year. The charities that were chosen this year are:
Tigers- Open Doors Our local charity
Lions- The Shakespeare Hospice Our international charity
Elephants- The RSPB Our national charity
We also fundraise throughout the year for other charities, such as Children in Need and Comic Relief. Last year, we raised £132.00 for Children in Need when we all came to school wearing something spotty! In November, the House Captains sold poppies, wrist bands and stickers for the annual Poppy Appeal. They raised £95.50 for the Royal British Legion!
We were visited by Muna from The McGregor Ward at Warwick Hospital who explained to us how our money will help poorly children staying on the ward. Rachel from the RSPCA came to tell us about the way that the money we raise will be spent to help animals in different ways. Mr Crouch led an assembly to explain to the whole school how our support will help people in a community in Kenya to have access to clean water.
The House Captains organised a colour run to celebrate Holi in our Celebration of Colours Week, which raised £2828 for the charities. The Jazz Class children made samosas and they raised £39.05 when they sold these on the playground.
Charity Work 2022