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Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk | September 19, 2018


Each year we choose a home charity to raise money for in school. We are happy to announce that this year the children have chosen to support Alzheimer’s Society .

We will be fundraising throughout the year to support this excellent charity but wanted to let you know about the first fundraising event RAPS will be participating in.

As you may already be aware, Alzheimer’s Society organise a sponsored walk called ‘Memory Walk’. As a team of staff, we have decided to participate in the Memory Walk this year. Our head girl, Leana and head boy, Vishal will be participating in the walk with us too!

Our Head Boy and Girl giving information about the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk.

We will be completing this walk on Saturday 6th October at Bents Exhibition Park in South Shields. We have a Memory Walk team set up for RAPS and if anyone would like to join our team and complete the walk with us, the details are below.


Visit the Memory Walk Website to find out about the walk we are participating in . Register with your details and when you are prompted enter the team code – MW74582. Please let either Miss Cherrett or Mr Old know if you are joining our walk. At RAPS we are looking forward to the walk already and would love any extra additions to our team! We will be completing the 7km however there is a shorter walk of 1.5km. Children can participate in the walk if accompanied by an adult (please bare the distance in mind for smaller children).

We have set up a Just Giving page to fundraise as a group and we would appreciate any sponsors that you would like to make on our page! Leave us a little message of encouragement and support if you do! You can also text RAPS60 £5 to 70070 to donate £5.


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to come and ask! We hope you agree we are supporting a fantastic cause and can help us in raising as much as we can for our Memory Walk!

Many thanks for your support

RAPs Memory Walk walkers
Team RAPs.

Team RAPS!

Harvest Festival | October 8, 2017

The children with their harvest collection.

The school have been celebrating Harvest. Mr Hawkins, a representative from Elim Church came to visit us to share a story from the bible. The story told was “The Five Loaves and Two Fishes”. It reminded us how we need to share and think of others in times of need.

It is nice to help people and share our food… It is important for people to help each other. We help a lot at our school. It makes you feel good.

Kane, Year 5 pupil

The school presented the church with a huge donation of groceries for their food bank, this was thanks to the generosity of our pupils, parents and staff. Mr Hawkins and Elim church were so grateful that he presented us with a special certificate to say thank you.

The certificate presented by Mr Hawkins of the Elim Church.

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017 | September 27, 2017

We are inviting all parents and friends to come along to our Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017 where we will be serving delicious cakes and coffee to help make a huge difference to people facing cancer.

The morning is on Friday 29th September 2017 at 9am at the Richard Avenue Primary School Community Room.

See you all there for a nibble and a natter.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

FairActive Award | June 9, 2017

FairActive Award

During Fairtrade Fortnight the children learned all about Fairtrade and the impact that buying Fairtrade products have on the lives of people in poorer countries.

The children made Fairtrade biscuits and held their own Fairtrade event, which raised £135.07 for the Fairtrade Foundation. As a school we have worked towards gaining a Fairtrade Award and recently have managed to do this. We are now a FairActive School.

Children in Need 2016 | November 19, 2016

The children selling cakes for Children in Need
The Children selling cakes for Children in Need.

The school has raised lots of money for Children in Need 2016.

The children wore a variety of outfits to raise money including their own clothes, spotty and Pudsey clothes. They also baked and sold cakes, bought toys, had a name the bear competition…and lots more!!

We raised A MASSIVE £1,099.71 to help children less fortunate than us. Some of this money is also donated to our ‘Home Charity’-The Children’s Foundation. This helps poorly children at the Sunderland Hospital.

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016 | September 30, 2016

A delicious cake for Macmillan
A delicious cake on offer.

The school held a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer.

We had a really great a great turn out of parents and school support, were we served up some delicious cakes and drinks for everyone to enjoy. One of our guests Mrs McQuilan who has been supported by Macmillan told us about the great help she’d received from the charity.

Macmillan Cake Morning
Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Overall we raised a total of £577.06. Thank you all.

Sport Relief 2016 | March 20, 2016

The children sponge the teachers
The children sponge the teachers for charity.

On Friday the children spent a majority of the day raising money for both Sport Relief and our home charity Help for Heroes. They came to school dressed in sports gear and then performed in a number of sporting activities including a run and a circuit. As is normal the most fun event for the children was the ‘sponge the teacher’ activity but they also raised money in teacher friendly ways such as a cake and biscuit sale.

It was a great day all round and we managed to raise £1039.39 for our charities. Well done everyone.

Help for Heroes | January 10, 2016

Help for heroes LOGO

Our Home charity this school year is Help for Heroes (H4H) .

It is a charity to help people who have been wounded or injured in the armed forces (army, navy or air force). H4H also helps the families of wounded men and women. H4H help people who have made sacrifices to help us.

The money we raise will help soldiers who are injured, hurt and sick. As part of the initiative, the school invited some experts in to talk to the children about Help for Heroes in Family Groups too. Alan Saddler and Dorothy Ganett explained who the charity helps and why. They told the children they should be proud of themselves for helping such a good cause.