Charities at Kirby Hill Primary SchoolAt Kirby Hill Primary School, we believe in extending the pupils’ education far beyond the classroom walls; a central part of our ethos is that we aim to inspire caring and compassionate children ready to face life’s challenges. We would like our pupils to be engaged with the real world and have an understanding of, and make a positive contribution towards, society. The school council plays a pivotal role in listening to pupil’s ideas, selecting charities, discussing ideas and planning fundraising events. The pupils, parents and friends of Kirby Hill Primary School support a variety of charities throughout the school year in addition to the Fairtrade stall that the Fairtrade Committee run every week.
See below for our contributions towards different charities over the last year.
In October 2018, one of our Y5 pupils wrote to the Ripon Rotary Club to ask if our school could help them in their efforts to raise money for the victims of the tsunami in Indonesia. Following a presentation in Collective Worship, our children and staff have helped to raise £60 so far towards a £150 emergency aid box.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
In September 2018, the Y6 children helped to run a coffee morning raising £188.05 for Macmillan.
Christian Aid Week
In May 2018 we raised £83.50 for Christian Aid week from the pyjama day.
Young Carers Association
In January 2018 our children raised £89.10 for our local Young Carers Association.
Children in Need
In November 2017 we all wore spots and raised £95.00!
In November 2017 we raised £106.58 through our poppy appeal to help the marvelous work of the British Legion.
Children in Distress Shoebox Appeal
In October 2017 our children, parents and neighbours filled dozens of shoeboxes with gifts to bring the joy of Christmas to the poorest children and senior citizens of Eastern Europe.
Red White and Blue Day
In October 2017 we wore red white and blue and raised £87.00 for Forces Charities.
September 2017 Macmillan Cancer we raised £112.10 by wearing green and biscuit sale organised by school council