We are very fortunate to be able to help others both in our local community and across the globe.
In March last year our RE Council held a disco for CAFOD and we raised over £600!
In December, our Pupil Voice Council held a ‘Wear your slippers to school day’ and raised over £300 for Shelter.
Our next fundraising day is being held by the RE Council and the Pupil Voice Council. We have decided to donate this money to Great Ormond Street Hospital as this is a charity quite a few of us have received help and support from. Keep your eyes peeled for photos!
As part of our Mini Enterprise projects we have helped our local charities.
Year 6 raised money for the British Heart Foundation by completing a sponsored exercise day.
Year 3 held a Macmillan Coffee Morning and raised nearly £500.
Year 2 held a ‘Keep Fit’ day and raised lots of money for the Evelina Trust.
Year 1 held a ‘Teddy bear’s picnic, raising money for Fairtrade.
Year 5 are currently in the process of planning a ‘St Francis’ Got Talent’ and donations will go to the Chestnut Tree House, a children’s charity in Sussex.
Please see below a summary of our Charity work this year.
|Year group||Focus||Amount raised||Activity||Date|
|Y1||The Fairtrade Foundation||£163.00||Children learnt about fair-trade foods. They used them to make fruit squares and a fair-trade pizza. They advertised and opened a fair-trade café where parents could come and buy freshly made food (fair-trade products only).||Mar 2017|
|Y2||Evelina Trust||£1,224.82||Sport activities for Y1 and Y2 – 2 hours of constant activities.||Feb 2017|
|Y3||Macmillan Coffee Morning||£555.32||Coffee morning – parents/carers invited.||Sep 2016|
|Y4||Water Aid||£657.00||Sponsored walk around the field with children walking 2km with 2 litres of water.||June/July 2017|
|Y5||Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice||£328.70||St Francis’ got talent.||June 2017|
|Y6||British Heart Foundation||£2017.67||Sponsored day of staying active for Y6 students. The children were tasked with performing physical activities for the duration of the school day.||Jan 2017|
|Whole school||Crawley Open House||Harvest Collection||Crawley Open House representative came to talk to the children during assembly. Collection of dry food, cans, etc.||Sep 2016|
|Whole school||Shelter||£375.90||Sleepers for shelter. Everyone wore sleepers for a day.||Dec 2016|
|Whole school||Great Ormond Street Hospital||£240.00||Carrier day.||May 2017|
|Community Christmas Concert (St Francis, Our Lady, St Wilfs)||Home Start charity||£625.00||Christmas Musical organised by St Francis of Assisi school, presented by children from St Francis, Our Lady and St Wilfrid’s.||Dec 2016|
|Community Charity Concert (St Francis, Our Lady, St Wilfs)||St Catherine’s Hospice||£1,210.00||Charity concert organised by Our Lady at St Wilfrid’s.||June 2017|
|Whole school||Mission Together||£585.00||Collection boxes||May 2017|