All pupils are encouraged to help organise and support a range of activities to contribute to local and national charities. In doing so we feel it is important to raise their awareness that there are people in the world less fortunate, and that people’s practical needs can be met.
Pupils are regularly involved in various events and themed days to raise funds for worthy local and national causes. Last year we supported a number of charities and good causes including Children in Need, Haven House and the Jeans for Genes charity.
Every year, Year 6 run a highly successful mini fete for the younger children in the school. This year they came up coming up a range of ideas such as dance offs, guess the song, guess how many sweets in the jar, a football quiz, treasure hunt and more. Everyone had a wonderful day and overall £536.71 was raised for the NHS! Well done Year 6 and thank you to everyone for their donations.
To celebrate Sport Relief this year, pupils and staff joined forces and dressed as their favourite Sporting Hero. It was fantastic to see so many amazing outfits and happy faces at Oaklands and the school are so proud of everyone’s efforts to make it an enjoyable day. In the end we raised an incredible £212.95 for Sport Relief which is sure to make a huge difference. Thank you everyone for your donations!
SPOTacular Children in Need
The children had a very fun day wearing their spotty clothing to celebrate and raise money for Children in Need. Each pupil brought in a donation for the fantastic charity and participated in a range of Children in Need themed activities that helped to explain the importance of a charity like this. A huge effort was made by our children and they were all looking very spotty. Some pupils are even dressed as Pudsey Bear!
The whole school took part in the NSPCC Numbers Day. Everybody wore clothes with a number on and took part in special Maths activities during the day. Years 1 to 6 enjoyed a “Who wants to be a mathionaire” quiz and were challenged to apply their knowledge to answer tricky questions. In assembly the Year 6 children in Willow House told the children in Key Stage 1 and 2 about the work the NSPCC do to protect children and how Childline has helped many children around the country.
In December, the Early Years department took part in a Festive Feet Funday to raise money for Haven House. They all wore festive socks before participating in a sponsored Danceathon, lasting 15 or 20 minutes depending on the children’s age. Thank you all for your generous donations, the children were delighted to present a cheque for £960 to Haven House!
Year 5 also raised money for Haven House, by holding an afternoon tea for their parents. They baked all the cakes and scones themselves and raised over £80!
Jeans for Genes Day
Pupils enjoyed taking part in Jeans for Genes Day. The pupils all came to school wearing a piece of denim, be it a pair of jeans, a jacket or even dungarees. They all also brought in a donation for the Jeans for Genes charity, which will make a big difference to the lives of children and families living with genetic disorders. Thank you everyone for your generosity.
Some charities we have supported over recent years have been:
- WE Day
- Zambia Project
- Great Ormond Street
- Comic Relief
- Guide Dogs for the Blind
- Children in Need
- Whitechapel Mission
- Royal British Legion
- Cancer Research UK
- And many more…