Why does our school support charities and local good causes?
At Loxley C of E Community Primary School, we believe that it is important to teach children to give back to their communities and to help those in need. In this endeavor, we aim to support a wide range of local charities, national and worldwide causes throughout each academic year. Our work supporting charities also helps our children to further develop their core Christian values of Community, Dignity, Hope, Joy, Peace. and Wisdom.
Below are just some of the examples of our recent efforts for good causes...
School Council's Australia Day Fundraiser
On 11th February the School Council, working under the guidance of Mrs Ballantine, organised an Australia Day fundraiser. By paying a donation to dress up in yellow or green and by purchasing cakes at a morning breaktime Break Sale, the children and staff's joint efforts raised an AMAZING £152 for WWF UK. Our donation will support the charity's efforts in rescuing and rehabilitating koalas who have been injured, or made homeless, by the devastating bushfires that have ravaged the Australian landscape this summer. What another super example of our children taking social action to make a positive impact their world - children, we are very proud of you all!
A passing Loxley villager read about our Australia Fundraiser on our school noticeboard and decided to contact her relatives, who live in Australia, to let them know that our little school was trying to help their koalas, all the way from the other side of the world! This lady's Australian relatives wrote back and shared her experience of the bushfires and the great work that was being done locally by the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie. As a result, the children and staff of Loxley Primary School are now the proud adopters of these two little koala beauties...
Loxley C of E Community Primary School Choir to Warwick Hospital
Mrs Barrick and her Choir were invited to Warwick Hospital in December to spread some festive cheer to the staff and patients. The visit involved 13 very excited children from across the school, singing a medley of traditional Christmas Carols and more modern Christmas songs in the Outpatients Department, bringing forth both smiles and generous donations. Our efforts managed to raise a total of £61.96 much needed funds for our local hospital - not bad for 45 minutes effort! Well done children - what a FANTASTIC example of how we can spread our Loxley values into our wider community!
Save The Children - Christmas Jumper Day, 2019
On Friday 13th December, staff and children once again wore their favourite Christmas jumpers to school in exchange for a donation to Save The Children. Our efforts raised £19.00. Here are just a few of the many, colourful designs they rocked this year...
Children in Need
Our lovely Year 5 children organised a special Children in Need Cake Sale this year and managed to raise £63.37 through their joint fundraising efforts. Very well done on a great initiative, to support a great cause. It was a lovely Friday treat for the whole school community too!
The Royal British Legion
Every year, our school supports the Royal British Legion through the sale of poppy merchandise in school in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day. We then wear our poppies with pride as we gather at the Loxley Village War Memorial to honour and remember all those who have lost their lives, been injured or had their lives adversely affected by the two world wars and worldwide conflicts since. This year, our poppy sale raised £29.78.
Every year at Harvest Time, we collect donations of shortage items from families and staff for our local foodbank. This helps our whole school community to understand the importance of helping those in need within their own locality. This year we donated 8 crates of food and essential toiletries to this vital cause. We always continue to provide our families and staff with further updates throughout the year on how they can continue to support this local charity.
As part of an exciting community project to brighten up the Children’s Accident and Emergency Department at Warwick Hospital, the children in Classes 2 and 3 were asked to design a 59cm x 59cm ceiling tile. The children followed the theme of ‘A Healthy Imagination’ as well as trying to think about what might reassure or distract poorly or injured children whilst receiving care.
The children then painted their colourful designs onto the tiles, provided by the hospital, which were then collected by Eileen Rock, Fundraising Manager for the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.
Once installed, the children were invited to visit the hospital to see the new ceiling. They have all enjoyed being part of such a worthwhile community project.
Feedback from Eileen at the Hospital:
"The addition of the new tiles has made an incredible difference, helping to create much more child-friendly surroundings for our young patients and their families. Our staff have also received some lovely feedback from visitors to the department, remarking on how their presence has really lifted the environment!"
The Salvation Army
Follow the link underneath to find out how we have supported The Salvation Army by recycling our old clothes. More than 20 bags of recycled clothes were collected from school on Friday 22nd March and the proceeds raised from their sale will help to raise much-needed funds for Loxley Primary School whilst also helping this worthwhile cause AND caring for our environment!
*UPDATE* Loxley Primary School were COUNTY WINNER for our recycling efforts for the charity and the campaign's mascot, Michael, made a surprise visit to the children in assembly on Tuesday 7th May to present them with a special certificate and trophy - well done, Loxley!
Red Nose Day 2019
On Friday 15th March, children and staff were invited to wear something red to school (including red noses if they wished!) in exchange for a recommended donation of £1 in support of Comic Relief 2019. £30 was raised. Well done, children!