Charities

In what has been a very difficult year for everyone, our school community has stood together to support all of those who need our love embodying our school vision.

St Nicholas provides a welcoming, inclusive and aspirational learning environment at the heart of its community. We nurture, encourage and support all children, adults and their families to be the best as God intended. Following God’s example of love and trust, we develop resilience and creativity in all we do.

Learning, loving and encouraging through Christ.

Since our return to school, despite all of the restrictions, we have continued to raise money for charities that are important to us and particularly important to the children, who drive these choices through an active school council.

  • Yellow Day – to raise awareness of mental health – £254
  • Children in Need – £610
  • Poppy Appeal – £416
  • Sponsored Bounce – £2614 – raising money for the school to enrich children’s learning and provide a range of equipment and extra-curricular activities

For the first time, the school took part in a Christingle service and raised £550 for The Children’s Society.

During Lent, although our celebrations were cut short, the school council had decided to raise money for The Salvation Army and Operation Noah. Operation Noah is a charity that combines the Church and Science to tackle global warming and climate change issues, a topic our children are passionate about. The school had to close prior to the Easter Egg raffle being drawn in assembly but it was still drawn and eggs collected. Unfortunately the 10p coin race was unable to be held because of school closures, however despite the shorter than normal time to raise money, we still managed an impressive £600.

 

School Council Fundraising

School council have been busy organising fundraising activities this term. The fun started in March with Comic Relief. School council arranged a crazy hair day and come to school in red themed day. Several members of the school council came into school early and collected donations as the children and parents walked through the gates in the morning. They raised a tremendous £440.

After discussing fundraising activities and charities with their classes, the members of the school council agreed that they would raise money for the Salvation Army and Oxfam. Each class collected 10p’s for a coin race on the last day of term – Oak class collected the most. Well done. At the same time, we organised an enormous Easter egg raffle with all prizes donated by members of staff. Amidst much excitement, there was a raffle draw on the last day of term with over 50 prizes! With these efforts an impressive £550 was raised.

Some of the lucky winners!
The start of the exciting 10p race. Some of the lines got very long and a little bit wobbly.