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).
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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 Coffee Morning.
Overall we raised a total of £577.06. Thank you all.
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.
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.